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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

Yemeni Zurbian is related to biryani, the flavorful Indian rice dish. This style of cooking rice is embraced by many nations and eaten throughout the Arabian Peninsula. Some say it originates in Persia — the word biryani is derived from the Persian words birian, meaning fried before cooking, and birinj, meaning rice. It came to Yemen through the southern port city of Aden, the site of many cross-cultural developments. It was originally called Adeni Zurbian before spreading to the rest of th