1 hr 30 mins
Scots Lass/Cairo's Note:
This is a famous Arab-style dish which is frequently made for parties. It is very filling. Numerous regional variations exist, often adding different vegetables and spices. I was given this recipe from a lady from Jordan, and have adapted it to our tastes. Best served with a mixed salad and a yoghurt and cucumber salad. Enjoy!
My Private Note
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- 1 kg lean ground beef
- 3 large aubergines
- 2 cups sunflower oil
- 450 g basmati rice or 450 g brown basmati rice, if you prefer
- 2 large onions
- 1 teaspoon mixed Arabic spices or 1 teaspoon allspice, if you prefer
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 liters cold water
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter
- 200 g blanched split almonds, chopped if you prefer
- 1Wash the rice under running water. Rinse it well and leave aside to drain.
- 2Chop the onion very finely and peel and slice the aubergine lengthways.
- 3Heat half of the oil gently in a lidded saucepan. Add the chopped onion, mix well and reduce the heat. Cover the pan with the lid and allow to cook about 3 minutes.
- 4Mix the onion well, and add the minced beef.
- 5Using a fork, break it up in the pan, increasing the heat for a few minutes.Cover the pan once more and allow to simmer gently for about 10 minutes.
- 6In another pan, heat the remainder of the oil. Add the sliced aubergines, and fry them until golden on both sides.
- 7Remove the fried aubergine with a fork and drain very well on kitchen paper. This is a very important step to avoid the aubergine being excessively oily.
- 8Mix the spices and salt with just under two litres of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
- 9Place half of the cooked minced beef mixture in the bottom of a large greased ovenproof dish. Cover this with half of the fried aubergine slices & sprinkle with half of the rice. Repeat these layers finishing with rice. Pour spice mixture over casserole. Place in the centre of oven 325F & bake for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Heat the melted butter and fry the nuts until golden. Remove the cooked dish from the oven, turn it out on to a serving dish and garnish with the fried nuts and pour over the melted butter.
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Nutritional Facts for Makloubeh
Serving Size: 1 (1022 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 2393.8
- Calories from Fat 1617
- Total Fat 179.6 g
- Saturated Fat 34.7 g
- Cholesterol 193.0 mg
- Sodium 1630.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 129.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 25.9 g
- Sugars 16.6 g
- Protein 76.5 g
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