Calamari and Toasted Rice

Hbari u Ruz

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    5–6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

This is an extremely satisfying dish, with richly flavored rice and browned calamari. In the various cooking demonstrations we’ve done since this book was initially published, this recipe is probably the most unanimously acclaimed.

As in many of the rice dishes in this book, much of the flavor comes from the caramelized onions, so it is worth taking the time to caramelize them properly—stirring over a slow flame until they are brown and sticky.

To save yourself some time, lo