Upside-Down Rice, Lamb, and Vegetables

Maqlooba

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Preparation info

  • Serves a large and hungry crowd, about

    8

    servings
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This all-star of Palestinian dishes, literally called “upside-down,” makes a spectacular presentation: a dome of rice jeweled with bright vegetables. Traditionally made with lamb, maqlooba is also wonderful with chicken or beef. We find that oven-roasting rather than frying the vegetables makes the dish more flavorful and less greasy; decide for yourself which you prefer.