Fried Fish With Rice (Kuwaiti & Emirati)

Recipe by UmmBinat
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 2
YIELD: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash fish, clean well leaving on heads, make sure scales are all removed and fish is degutted.
  • Wash the white Basmati rice well and leave to soak for 15-30 minutes depending on quality of rice.
  • Bring a large pan of water to a boil put in the fish, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods and clove and simmer until cooked.
  • Remove the fish and reserve the cooking water.
  • Cut some gashes across the fish and rub on some bahrat and the minced garlic then pour fresh lemon juice over top. Refrigerate for up to 1 1/2 hours.
  • Cook Basmati rice with as much reserved cooking liquid as needed, sea salt and the loomis.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the onions until soft and golden adding the turmeric, some sea salt and 1/4 tsp bahrat.
  • Mix 2/3 of the onions into the cooked rice & sprinkle the remaining onion mixture over top.
  • After the fish has marinated, pat dry with paper towel.
  • Preheat oven to 275F (not very high).
  • Heat 1/2 inch oil (vegetable or light olive) until hot in a pan and fry the fish one at a time until golden brown, then drain on paper towel.
  • Place fish on top of rice, cover with aluminum foil and set in preheated oven for 1 hour.
  • Serve with lemon and lime wedges, radishes if wished, and Recipe #387327 for a wonderful authentic Kuwaiti meal.
  • Don't forget to eat this with your 3 first fingers of the right had keeping food from going above the mid knuckles!
  • Enjoy!
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