Basmati Rice with Toasted Noodles

Riz Basmati ma Shireeyee (riz bus-ma-tee ma shy-ree-yee)

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Classic Lebanese Cuisine: 170 Fresh And Healthy Mediterranean Favorites

Classic Lebanese Cuisine

By Kamal Al-Faqih

Published 2009

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Ingredients

Special Ingredients

  • Angel hair nests (not angel hair pasta) can be found in specialty markets or online, while cut fideo-fideo cortado (not coiled) sometimes called cut fideo-fideos cortos (not coiled), can be found in most grocery stores in the pasta section.

    Method

    To Prepare the Basmati Rice with Toasted Noodles

    Prepare the plain Basmati Rice and set it aside for 20 minutes prior to folding in the toasted noodles.

    Preheat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the noodle pieces and salt and pan-roast the noodles, stirring constantly. Once they begin to brown, reduce the heat to medium-low. Keep pan-roasting the noodles until they are reddish in color. Carefully add ½ cup boiling water (caution: it will splatter). Increase the heat to high and cook until most of the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes, then gently fold the toasted noodles into the rice using a flexible spatula. Set aside covered. Serve warm.