Fahad Inc. Dishes

    Aash-ab-yad-th ~ Boiled White Rice or Steamed Rice

    Boiled white rice is traditionally made daily in most local homes. Large potfulls are made and the rice served on big round or oval platters. This particular type of rice is made and served with saloona, with a barbecue dish or baked items.

    8 cups boiling water
    2 teaspoons salt
    2 cups rice, soaked
    5 tablespoons samen

    Boil water and salt, add drained rice and cover, then cook over a low heat for 10-1 minutes. Remove lid, test a few grains of rice between the finger and thumb. When it is slightly undercooked, drain into calender and run cold water through to keep the grains separated.
    In the same pot, melt half the samen then pile the rice on top again then cover with remaining samen.
    Cover with a tightly fitting lid - don't open - and steam for 20 minutes. Serve hot.

    From the book "The Complete United Arab Emirates Cookbook"
    by Celia Ann Brock- Al Ansari
    Copyright © 1994 by Celia Ann Brock-Al Ansari


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