Monday, June 25, 2012

Fasolia Recipe

Fasolia Recipe


Fasolia is a famous main dish in many Arab countries and it is served with Lebanese rice. Enjoy this Fasolia recipe (white beans).

Ingredients for Fasolia Recipe:

1lb dried haricot beans
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
peeled tomato
1 tbsp tomato puree
olive oil for frying

Preparation of Fasolia Recipe:

1- Soak the beans overnight.
2- Drain and add fresh cold water. Bring to boil.
3- Meanwhile, sauté the onions and garlic.
4- Add peeled tomato, tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.
5- When the beans have come to the boil for 10 minutes, drain and add freshly boiled water enough to cover.
6- Add the tomato sauce, cover and simmer for 45minutes or until the sauce has thickened and the beans are cooked.
7- Five minutes before the end, add the salt and pepper.
8- Allow the beans to stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. Serve as a main dish with Lebanese rice.
That’s the traditional Egyptian Fasolia Recipe Hope you like it.

Egyptian Salad Recipe

Egyptian Salad Recipe


Egyptian Salad Recipe is easy to prepare and well worth the effort.

Ingredients for Egyptian Salad Recipe:




2 red bell peppers

2 yellow bell peppers

2 green bell peppers

4 medium onions, sliced into crescents

2 -3 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup tomato juice

6 medium tomatoes cut into wedges

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

Directions of Egyptian Salad Recipe:


1 Cut all the peppers in half length wise and de-seed them.

2 Cut all the peppers, length-wise, into 1/2 inch slices.

3 In a large covered pot, saute onions in oil until translucent, then add the peppers and cook for 5 minutes.

4 Add tomato juice, cover and cook on med heat for 5-10 minutes.

5 Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; cover and cook another 15 minutes.

6 Add vinegar, cover and cook another 10-15 minutes.

7 Serve hot, cold or at room temperature.

8Excellent side dish with almost anything, that’s the traditional Egyptian Salad Recipe Hope you like it.




Thursday, June 21, 2012

Egyptian Rice Recipe

Egyptian Rice Recipe

Egyptian Rice Recipe is easy to prepare and well worth the effort.


Ingredients for Egyptian Rice Recipe :

    • 1 cup dry vermicelli

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    • 1 cup long-grain rice

    • 1/2 cup chopped onion

    • 2 1/4 cups boiling chicken stock

Directions of Egyptian Rice Recipe:

  1. Break the vermicelli into 1-inch pieces (or use an Arab or Indian brand that is already broken up).

  2. In a wide non-stick skillet, saute onion in oil till translucent, and remove from pan.

  3. Saute vermicelli pieces in leftover oil till golden (this happens mroe quickly than you expect it to).

  4. Add onions back to pan and add rice; stir to combine.

  5. Pour in boiling stock, stir.

  6. Cook over very low heat for about 20 minutes.

  7. This time will vary depending on the age and type of rice you use.

  8. If desired, stir in a pat of butter before serving.

That’s the traditional Egyptian Rice Recipe Hope you like it.

Egyptian Rice Pudding Recipe

Egyptian Rice Pudding Recipe

Egyptian Rice Pudding Recipe  is easy to prepare and well worth the effort.

Servings: 4-5 servings

 Ingredients for Egyptian Rice Pudding Recipe


1 cup short grain rice, uncooked (you can sub sushi rice or arborio for similar results)
3 cups water
3 cups whole milk
1/2 vanilla bean, with seeds scraped (optional)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
white raisins and crushed almonds for garnish

Preparation of Egyptian Rice Pudding Recipe

Bring rice and water to boil in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until rice absorbs all the water and becomes very thick and creamy(stirring more frequently towards the end so it doesn't burn). Stir in milk and bring to boil, watching that it doesn't boil over. If using the vanilla bean, add whole bean and seeds directly to mixture. Stirring frequently, cook until the milk is absorbed and the pudding is thick and creamy. Stir in the sugar and vanilla extract, taste and add more sugar if desired. Remove from heat and cool. Joe's mom pours the pudding into individual sized ramekins and refrigerates, covering the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap.
That’s the traditional  Egyptian Rice Pudding Recipe Hope you like it.

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup

Egyptian Red Lentil Soup


Egyptian Red Lentil Soup is easy to prepare and well worth the effort.

 Ingredients for Egyptian Red Lentil Soup:



Units: US | Metric

5 cups vegetable broth or 5 cups water

1 cup dried red lentils

2 cups chopped onions

2 cups chopped potatoes

8 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

salt and pepper

Directions of Egyptian Red Lentil Soup:


1- Add the first 5 ingredients to a large pot; cover and bring to a boil.

2- Lower the heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until the lentils and veggies are tender.

3- Take pot from stove burner and set aside.

4- In a small saucepan, add the oil; warm over low heat until the oil is hot but not smoking.

5- Add in the cumin, turmeric, and salt; cook and stir constantly for for 2-3 minutes or until the cumin has released its fragrance (be careful not to scorch the spices).

6- Set spice mixture aside for 1 minute to cool.

7- Stir spice mixture into the lentil mixture; add cilantro, stir to combine.

8- You can puree the soup, in batches, in a blender OR you can use an immersion blender and blend to desired texture (I like to leave it a little chunky).

9- Add in lemon juice; stir to combine.

10- Rewarm soup in soup pot; season if needed with salt/pepper.


That’s the traditional Egyptian Red Lentil Soup Hope you like it.