Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I have not tried this side dish yet but I am longing to do so . The recipe was in Sunday Life. Apparently koushary is commonly sold as street food in Egypt and often includes tomato and lentils.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in saucepan.
  2. Add vermicelli and cook for 3 - 5 minutes until coated with oil.
  3. Add rice and salt and stir to coat with oil.
  4. Add boiling water and cover.
  5. Cook 15 - 20 minutes, stir occasionally.
  6. Add more water if need be.
  7. Stir through butter.
  8. Allow to rest 5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

This is not Koushary. Koushary contains pasta and lentils and tomato sauce.

UmmBinat March 22, 2010

This is not a recipe for Koushary. This is a recipe for rice. Koushary has rice AND pasta AND lentils AND tomato sauce AND fried onions. This is not Koushary.

jessica.norberto December 30, 2009

This is a great dish, I loved the taste. It gives a lot of serving. Perfect for leftover. I had to lower the heat cause it was sticking to the pan. I added more water. Thanks Kate :) Made for Holiday tag

Boomette November 19, 2009

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