By chef FIFI on February 14, 2004
Photo by Sackville
Photo by Sackville
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (281 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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!"
"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."
"I made the recipe as writtenâ€”except with only 4 cups of rice, as that was all I had on handâ€”and it went down a treat with German coleslaw left over from our 4th of July celebrations!"
"Thank you, Chef FIFI, for a great keeper recipe! I like to add whatever extra vegetable I have on hand to saute with the onions and meat (shredded carrot is my favorite!). The flavors are superb, and I find myself constantly returning to this recipe for a quick, wholesome meal the whole family loves."
"I preferred this with the lamb. Nice as is, but I found that adding about a tablespoon of ground cumin to the meat added something that it seemed to be missing for me. Thanks!"
"I love this recipe! It's delicious, unique, and always a hit with guests. I use a whole pound of meat, I add 2 cans of white beans instead of the chick peas, and I add 2-3 cups of shredded carrots."
"I used ground lamb, and white and wild rice mixed. Also, used a little bit of beef boullion (1 tsp better than bullion beef boullion) to "goose up" the flavor a bit as it was a little bland and gamey. The boullion gave it a nice flavor boost. Also used mixed color sweet peppers and sliced black olives but no chick peas. Nice mediterranean dish to go with my freshly made spanakopita =)"
"Wow, This was awesome. Thanks for sharing. Great Ramadan dish."
"I should start off by saying...I changed a few things, but I still gave it five stars because it was tastetacular as is. I added half a teaspoon of ras el hanout instead of all the spices it called for. I also added a can of tomatoes and a cup or so of chicken broth. I served it with flatbread. All I can say is num num num. Awesome recipe!"
"This was delicious. I'd never made anything like this before, and I wasn't sure how the spices would taste together, but my whole family loved it. I will definitely make this again. I added shredded carrots and substituted the chick peas with white beans, because that's what I had in the house. Terrific."
"Very nice. Used 1 whole onion (about 1 cup) so I sauted it till it was reduced and just turning golden before adding the meat. Also, a few minutes before serving I added a cup of frozen sweet peas as well. Served with long grain brown rice. Quick, easy and delicous weekday dinner that we all enjoyed. Thank you chef FIFI!"
"I followed the recipe to the letter except for the red pepper as I didn't have any. I also used less seasoning salt because I watch my sodium intake. Nevertheless this wasn't very good. My family hated it. Sorry."
"I made this dish during fasting month so I am sorry it took so long to write this review. When my husband saw me put in the cinnamon- he was mortified and turned his nose up at it and swore it wouldn't taste good. He was complaining the whole time I was cooking until I put a spoonful in his mouth... lol. He ended up eating three plates for it and still begged for more! It did have a unique taste but it was wonderful! Not only did my hubby love this put my two very picky toddlers ate everything on their plate! I did add more cinnamon and allspice than what was said but it was to my taste. I also added more red peppers! This is a fast and tasty recipe and we will definitely make this again!"
"This dish has a great taste and was easy to make. I served it as a main dish with lean ground turkey. My husband thought it was a little dry but loved the taste."
"Tastes great. I used ground turkey and the only change I made was to use only 4 cups of rice and add a bit of cumin."
"I made this with three rice cooker cups of rice, which was plenty, and I used a whole pound of ground turkey. The flavor was wonderful. I didn't have red pepper so I shredded one carrot and added it. I think this would also be good with some tomatoes and perhaps some other veggies too. This is a keeper, and next time I'll prepare the whole thing in my rice cooker so I only have one dish."
"Wonderful! I used ground turkey breast, added a little chopped cilantro and green peas before serving and served a tomato & cucumber salad on the side! Thanks!"
"This has become my daughter's favorite! We do an entire pound of ground beef, and brown rice. It is wonderful! We never seem to have leftovers. Thank you for a great, easy recipe made with pantry staples."
"Loved the flavours. To avoid the dryness i added a bit of corn oil to the meat mixture. I would definately make this again to eat as a side dish with bbq'ed meat and i would have also liked to add roasted almond slices to decorate the rice with at the end. Thank you for this wonderful dish i truly enjoyed it."
"It's a grate tasteing and straight forward dish to prepare. i really enjoyed this one. thx fifi"