Simmered Lamb with Rice

Qouzi ‘ala Timman

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Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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True qouzi is a whole suckling lamb, stuffed with rice, meat, nuts, and dried fruits, with lots of spices and herbs. However, in most restaurants in Iraq, qouzi is a much simpler and modest dish. For practical reasons, instead of a whole lamb, choice cuts of lamb are braised and simmered until the meat almost falls off the bones. It is usually served with rice topped with almonds and raisins. Cooked this way, the meat stays lusciously mo