Lebanese Style Chili over Rice (Fasolia w Rizz) - فاصوليا مع الارز

This is the Lebanese style of making Chili served over rice with vermicelli.

Serves 4-5
1 onion chopped
Half a pound of lean stew meat
4 sliced cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon of butter
2 cups of tomato sauce
Juice of 1 small lemon
1 cup of fresh cilantro
1 cup of red beans soaked overnight and cooked
1 tablespoon of red pepper flakes
Salt & pepper to taste

For the rice:
2 cups of white long grain rice
1/2 cup of vermicelli
1 teaspoon of butter
1 cup of meat stock or chicken bouillon (optional)

In a pan, add the chopped onions, butter, stew meat, salt and pepper. After the meat had browned and the onions cooked, add the garlic then cook for another few minutes then add 1 cup of water and the tomato sauce and slow cook the stew for 15 minutes. Add the beans and then the cilantro in addition to the lemon juice and simmer for 10 minutes.

While the stew is cooking you can prepare the rice:
In another pan, add butter then the vermicelli until they turn brown, then add the rice and 3 cups of water and 1 cup of stock, bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed. (Do not stir the rice more then twice so it doesn't get lumpy).

Serve the Chili with the rice.


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Jackie said...

Sounds wonderful and nice and healthy, too!

by MAG said...

Thanks Jackie, I'm glad you like this recipe :) Thanks for visiting!

elisabetta said...

Looks delicious!!!

by MAG said...

Thanks Elisabetta :)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks great Mag! I love the dishes too - so cute!

by MAG said...

Thanks a lot Jenn :) Those multi-purpose dishes are so handy and I love playing with their layout when I serve food :)

farida said...

Mag, this looks so delicious and not that hard to make. I should give it a try one day!

by MAG said...

Hey Farida,
Yes, this is an easy recipe and it feeds a crowd too ;) Thanks for visiting :)

Christie @ fig & cherry said...

Great recipe - I love those platters!

by MAG said...

Thanks Christy!!! :) These platters are my favorite, I will be using them more often too :)

Summer said...

i have almost the same recipes on my cooking blog as yours but i have to admit that your photos are much more professional and nicer than mine!! i should take more care when i take my photos and learn!! :)

by MAG said...

Thanks Summer! I love photography and I keep my camera with me everywhere I go, I can't get enough of taking photos :D
I love your blog, we do have a lot of recipes in common, we are both introducing our culinary culture!

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