Hamud Shami

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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Although shami means Syrian, this is an Egyptian salad, characterized by its definite taste of lemon and garlic. It is more like a chicken jelly than a salad.


  • 600 ml (1 pint) chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon oil


Prepare a well-flavoured chicken stock.

Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the crushed garlic until it turns golden and aromatic. Pour in a ladleful of the stock. Dissolve the ground rice in a little cold water and mix it with the garlic-flavoured stock. With the saucepan still over gentle heat, add the rest of the chicken stock gradually, stirring all the time. Continue cooking and sti