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Rice and Carrots- مقلوبة جزر

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This recipe is a vegetarian one that combines carrots and rice flavored with spices that make this dish a true taste of the Middle East. The color of the orange carrots and Turmeric rice makes this recipe a feast for the eyes that is tasty and unforgettable.
  Carrot 2 Pound, sliced
  Onion 2 , sliced
  Oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), soaked in water for 1 hour, drained well
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Allspice 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cloves 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs)

1. In a pan, heat the oil and deep fry the carrots. Take out the carrots and place over a paper towel. Set aside.
2. In another pan, add in the oil and fry onion until brown. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, add in the rice and salt, black pepper, allspice, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, turmeric and cardamom. Mix well with a spoon.
4. In a nonstick pan, assemble the recipe by putting a layer of rice in the bottom of the pot then add a layer of the fried carrot sticks.
5. Add in the fried onions on top. Add the last amount of the rice on top and smooth it out.
6. Pour in the hot water and cover the pot. Cook on high heat until the water starts boiling, then lower the heat and cook on simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the rice is fully cooked and fluffy.
7. Invert the pot into a big serving platter

8. Serve hot with plain yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Middle Eastern
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Rice and carrot casserole is an exciting way of preparing a simple dish and make it look like an exotic one with the layers of carrots in between the rice and the fried onion gives it a scrumptious taste. Watch the video for detailed recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 332 Calories from Fat 74

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.9%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 184.3 mg7.7%

Total Carbohydrates 60 g20.1%

Dietary Fiber 7.5 g30.1%

Sugars 9.6 g

Protein 6 g11.4%

Vitamin A 505.4% Vitamin C 22.7%

Calcium 11% Iron 10.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Rice And Carrots- مقلوبة جزر Recipe Video