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Omar Khayam Pilaf

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  Beef/Lamb 1 Pound
  Onions 1 Small, minced
  Breadcrumbs 2 Tablespoon
  Tomato paste 1 Tablespoon
  Dried savory 1 Teaspoon (Dried)
  Garlic powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Corn oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Beef broth 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Long-grain rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pistachio nuts 2 Tablespoon
  Whole almonds 1⁄4 Pound (Blanched)
  Golden raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Coarsely grated carrots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Minced parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

To prepare the meatballs, in a mixing bowl combine the meat, onion, bread crumbs, tomato paste, savory, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Knead all the ingredients lightly but thoroughly.
Form into marble-size balls.
Fry them in a heavy skillet in the heated corn oil until cooked through and browned.
Set aside.
To make the pilaf, bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan over high heat.
Stir in the rice.
Reduce heat and simmer about twenty minutes or until the rice is tender and all the broth is absorbed.
Season with the salt and pepper.
Meanwhile, saute in a skillet each of the garnishes (except the parsley) separately in corn oil and set aside.
When ready to serve, place the pilaf in a four-cup capacity mold.
Cover with a piece of wax paper, press down gently so the rice will hold together when unmolded.
Remove the paper, place a serving platter over the mold and invert.
Place the meatballs all around the platter.
Decorate with the garnishes and sprinkle with the parsley.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5486 Calories from Fat 3150

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 359 g552.4%

Saturated Fat 47.5 g237.4%

Trans Fat 0.8 g

Cholesterol 281.3 mg93.8%

Sodium 4179 mg174.1%

Total Carbohydrates 410 g136.5%

Dietary Fiber 31.3 g125.3%

Sugars 44.9 g

Protein 168 g335.4%

Vitamin A 840.2% Vitamin C 86.5%

Calcium 74.4% Iron 139.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Omar Khayam Pilaf Recipe