Buttery rice with toasted vermicelli

Ruz bil sh’arieh

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a side
    • Difficulty


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By Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Published 2020

  • About

There’s an old wives’ tale that a woman used to add pasta to rice only if she was an unconfident cook or couldn’t cook rice properly. The theory was that adding pasta was a guaranteed way to prevent the rice from sticking together. True or otherwise, it’s a guaranteed way to get it seriously fluffy and it’s a good few steps up from regular steamed rice. The pasta brings texture, the butter brings comfort and the cinnamon brings a hint of spice.

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