Rice Patties

Hassle-free Kubbat Halab

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    small patties
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

The following is an even easier way of doing kubbat Halab. It is a lazy-day recipe when you have the craving to enjoy something nice with preparations kept to the minimum. Ultimately the taste is the same since the same ingredients are used here, but artistry is absent.


  • 8 oz (225 g) lean ground/minced meat, browned with 1 chopped medium onion, using


  • Break rice grains by blending or processing using on/off turns, or simply crush by hand.
  • Mix all ingredients and press and knead until they stick together.
  • Handling with wet fingers, shape mixture into small patties about ½in/1cm thick, and brown them on both sides in ½in/1cm of oil. Alternatively, simply press dough into a generously greased 12x9in (30