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Iraqi Kubba

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  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Onion 2 Medium, grated
  Bulgar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Corriander 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Asparagus 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), trimmed
  Lemon 1⁄2
  Chicken 1 Pound, ground
  Parmesan cheese 3 Teaspoon
  Pine nut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

1.Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Set a pot of water to a rolling boil, and season it well.
2.Slice the asparagus into small little circles, so that they are not overwhelming in comparison to the meat or the bulgur.

3.Pour them into the boiling water for about 30 seconds, then drain.
4.Heat up about 2 T of olive oil in a pot, and gently fry the grated onion until it is translucent. Tip in the bulgur, stir, and pour over the water. Season with salt and bring the water to a boil.
5.Once the water comes to a boil, reduce it to a simmer, and cook covered until the water is absorbed.
6.Cool the bulgur once it is cooked. Mix in the Parmesan cheese, and check the seasoning.
7.Toss the meat with the blanched asparagus, pine nuts, juice from the lemon, and season it well.
8.Line the bottom of a cake pan with olive oil.
9.Plant a layer of bulgur on the bottom, allowing some of them to stick together.
10.Pat it down nicely.
11.Next, add the layer of meat, and distribute everything evenly.
12.Layer the rest of the bulgur on top of the meat. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle some water on top.
13.Bake the kubba covered with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.
Remove the foil and reduce the oven temperature to 375˚F.

14.Finish baking the kubba uncovered for about 30 minutes, until the top is browned nicely.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 307 Calories from Fat 160

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.9%

Saturated Fat 3.8 g19.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 52.4 mg17.5%

Sodium 256.3 mg10.7%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.7%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 20 g39.2%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 15.9%

Calcium 6.5% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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