Rooz Ma Lahem (Rice With Meat)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an old stand by for me, its quick and easy and can be served as a main dish or side dish. Its great with a nice middle eastern salad and a side of yoghurt and also goes well with baked lamb or roasts.This is a great potluck dish as well.Seasoning are approximate, you can adjust to suit your tastes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set cooked rice aside.
  2. In a pot combine onions,chopped garlic,seasonings and ground meat and brown, try to keep the meat from forming large clumps, you want it taco meat in consistency, so keep stirring often.
  3. Once its almost brown add drained can of chick peas and let meat brown.
  4. When meat is browned drain any remaining fat from pan and add rice and stir until well blended.
  5. Enjoy-- (variation to it can be to substitute chick peas for mixed can of mixed veggies).


Most Helpful

This is terrific and most definitely will be made many times at my house! I used ground turkey and made only a few slight changes -- I only used about 3.5 cups of rice, a whole onion, a half a red bellpepper, increased the cinnamon to about 3/4 teaspoon and I didn't add any garlic powder. Many thanks to you Chef Fifi!

SolightlyUK March 22, 2009

I dont know how to rate this as DH did not like the flavour of this at all! Whereas I loved it and so did DD (toddler). I used less rice for the amount of ground beef. I probably used less chickpeas too and more chopped onion than called for. Along with the allspice I used some of my own Recipe #79179 & sea salt to taste. I did not add garlic powder or red pepper for colour as we don't like peppers much. I will not be making this again. Made for Ramadan Tag.

UmmBinat September 21, 2009

I made the recipe as written—except with only 4 cups of rice, as that was all I had on hand—and it went down a treat with German coleslaw left over from our 4th of July celebrations!

Jarisleif July 08, 2009

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