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    Hashweh ("rice Stuffing") Middle East, Palestine

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    35 mins

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    Pali's Favorites's Note:

    This is a VERY YUMMY rice stuffing recipe that is most commonly used in the Middle East. It is used to stuff lamb, chicken, and just about anything else you want! I will be posting recipes that will call for "hashweh"! *This recipe calls for lamb meat to be finely chopped, but I normally just use hamburger meat and it turns out AWEOMSE! :) Also, just a personally preference, but this really tastes great with both the almonds and the pine nuts! Enjoy!

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    Serves: 6-8


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    1. 1
      Brown meat lightly in butter. Add rice, salt, and spices. Stir for 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add 3 1/2 cups of hot water. Bring to boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the sauteed pine nuts and/or blanched almonds. Mix well. Mixture is ready to stuff lamb, chicken, etc.
    4. 4
      This can be also served seperately. If you are going to do this instead of stuffing a chicken, etc., simmer it 5 more minutes or until rice is very tender.
    5. 5
      *I also add one 20 oz. can of chick peas to this recipes, adding it the same time I add the pine nuts and almonds, and it turns out just wonderful! Enjoy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 07, 2009


      Fabulous! DH said this served as a bed of rice upon which I lay my Greek Stuffed Zucchini (Halal)(Kolokithakia Yemista)(Gluten Free and a fresh salad was a very good meal. I agree masha Allah. I did exchange the allspice for my own Baharat Aka Middle East Mixed Spices - the Real Mix which I am sure added more flavour. I did use ground beef as ground lamb was not available. I used Basmati rice and highly recommend that. Because of what I was serving it along with I decided on the pine nuts but would like to try it with both together for another meal. I used sea salt for the salt and freshly ground black pepper for the pepper. I omitted the nutmeg as it is a intoxicant and even in small quantities is haram. I chose to use my own homemade chicken stock for the broth in order to be as best flavourful as possible in the normal amount I cook my rice in. Instead of butter I used olive oil because we are dairy free. After cooking the rice on the stove for the time it took to cook my rice, not going by the recipe I baked it in the oven between 325F & 350F along with the cooked cusa (zucchini) on top. I did this to keep it hot but I guess it baked it a bit and made it tastier. This dish impressed and I will definitely be making it again and again. You could always add a handful of raisins to this too! I hope one day even to stuff a chicken in a lamb. But for now to stuff chicken and as a bed of rice as I used it today. Made for Ramadan Tag.

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    • on April 15, 2009


      This was simple, basic and deeelish. I prepared it with long grain brown basmati rice (4.5 cups of liquid), 93/7 ground beef and almonds. I chose to serve this as the main dish with Baked Butternut Squash and Parmesan Cheese Gratin on the side. They complimented eachother perfectly! Made for PAC Spring 2009 :)

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    • on March 19, 2009


      I love this dish, my local Middle Eastern Market makes it and I was attempting to recreate it. This recipe was perfect! I added some shredded chicken and used ground beef instead of lamb. Tasted very accurate to the original!

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    Nutritional Facts for Hashweh ("rice Stuffing") Middle East, Palestine

    Serving Size: 1 (225 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 625.0
    Calories from Fat 313
    Total Fat 34.7 g
    Saturated Fat 10.7 g
    Cholesterol 80.3 mg
    Sodium 1072.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 55.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 23.4 g

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