Middle Eastern Makloubeh With Cauliflower and Potatoes

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by Dee84

This is a great Middle Eastern Dish. You can use either chicken, lamb, or beef, it tastes good with any of them. You can serve this with plain yogurt and a tomamto and cucumber salad.

Top Review by Um_Layla

This was a delicious meal!!.. It was hit with my parents and hubbie. It was pretty easy meal to make. I didnt like the cauliflower personally but everyone else enjoyed it. I used the beef instead of the rest because i thought it would be more delicious. Next time I am going to try chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil meat in water, skimming the froth as it appears on the surface.
  2. Add Allspice, Pepper, salt, and garlic and cover.
  3. Let meat simmer over moderate heat until tender.
  4. Strain broth into a bowl. Reserving meat for later use.
  5. Break the Cauliflower into medium-sized flowerets. Sprinkle with salt, then fry in deep hot oil until golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Do the same with the potatoes (cut in large cubes).
  7. In a 4-quart pot, saute onion and meat. Cover meat with cauliflower, potatoes, and drained rice.
  8. Add brother or water to cover the rice.
  9. Let it all come to a fast boil. Then reduce heat.
  10. Cook covered for 40 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Remove from fire.
  11. Let cool for 1/2 hour, then turn pot upside down in a large platter or a large plate.
  12. If desired, garnish with sauteed pine nuts.

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