Lebanese Hashweh Rice

A unique and delicious dish Lebanese Hashweh Rice recipe. Its low on spices and high on taste!. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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  • Olive oil 2-3 tbs
  • Makhan (Butter) 2-3 tbs
  • Pyaz (Onion) chopped 1 large
  • Lehsan (Garlic) chopped 1 tbs
  • Beef qeema (Mince) lean ½ kg
  • Namak (Salt) 2 tsp or to taste
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed 1 tsp
  • Chawal (Rice) basmati 2 Cups (soaked for 10 minutes)
  • Water 3.5 Cups or as required
  • Laung powder (Clove powder) ¼ tsp
  • Darchini powder (Cinnamon powder) 1 tsp
  • All spices 1 tsp
  • Olive oil 1 tbs
  • -Badam (Almonds) peeled & sliced ½ Cup
  • Pine nuts ¼ Cup
  • Kali kishmish (Black raisins) ¼ Cup (washed & soaked for 5 minutes)


In pot,add olive oil,butter and let it melt.

Add onion,garlic and sauté until for a minute.

Add beef mince and mix well until it changes color.

Add salt,black pepper crushed,mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Add rice,mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add water and mix well.

Add clove powder,cinnamon powder,all spices and mix well,cook on medium high flame until water is reduced (4-5 minutes),cover & steam cook on low flame for 15-20 minutes.

Turn off the flame and let it rest for 10-15 minutes.

In frying pan,add olive oil,almonds,pine nuts,black raisins and fry until golden.

Serving Idea:

In a bowl,add fried nuts (reserve 2-3 tbs for garnishing),cooked rice and press gently,upside down on serving plate.

Garnish with reserved fried nuts,fresh parsley & serve!

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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