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    Lebanese Chicken and Rice (Djaj Mah Ruz)

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs

    45 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    Alan in SW Florida's Note:

    Back in my college days, I had (and still have) a Lebanese friend, whose mother would often invite me to dinner with their family. This dish was one of my favorites, and it took me a long time to find this recipe. This is just about as good as I remember.

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    Ingredients:

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    Step A

    The Chicken

    Step B

    The Stuffing

    Step C

    The Topping

    Directions:

    1. 1
      STEP A: Set oven to 450 degrees F. Clean chicken and rub all over with remaining ingredients in Step A. Place in a roasting pan with a 1/2 cup water. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until chicken is tender.
    2. 2
      STEP B: While chicken is cooking, prepare stuffing on top of stove. In a saucepan, saute butter and meat until meat is brown. Add the washed and drained rice, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Saute for 1 minute; add the water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.
    3. 3
      STEP C: While rice is cooking, saute nuts in butter until golden brown. Add the raisins, if desired, and saute for 1 minute.
    4. 4
      TO SERVE: De-bone chicken; set aside. Place rice stuffing on a large platter. Arrange chicken meat pieces over top of rice. Sprinkle nuts and raisins over the chicken.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lebanese Chicken and Rice (Djaj Mah Ruz)

    Serving Size: 1 (188 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 679.9
     
    Calories from Fat 448
    65%
    Total Fat 49.8 g
    76%
    Saturated Fat 22.3 g
    111%
    Cholesterol 129.7 mg
    43%
    Sodium 1371.5 mg
    57%
    Total Carbohydrate 40.3 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 0.6 g
    2%
    Protein 18.8 g
    37%

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    ground lamb

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