Vermicelli Rice

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      40 min

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

Rice cooked with vermicelli is a popular side dish in the Middle East. If you buy the vermicelli from a Middle Eastern store, they will most likely come already broken up, otherwise vermicelli nests can be broken up. Egyptian rice, which is short or medium grain, is traditionally used to make this dish, but basmati may be substituted. In keeping with the Persian method of preparation, it’s best to rinse the rice well to remove any starch. The quantity of water needed will depend on the qual