Iraqi Carrot Rice

August 3, 2015

Author Notes: This hearty rice recipe is very common in Iraq, and is also fairly known throughout the Arab world.
It is simply known as carrot rice (تمن جزر).
From my blog Maryam Culinary Wonders.
http://maryamsculinarywonders.blogspot.com/2012/11/234-iraqi-carrot-rice.html
Carrots, onions, and beef are laced with Arabian spices along with long grain Basmati rice.
It can easily be converted into a vegetarian dish by omitting the beef mince.
Maryam

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped carrots
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onions
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 500 grams minced meat
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a pot over medium-high saute the carrots and onion in a tablespoon or two of oil, until onions just wilting.
  2. Add the spices and seasonings, then the minced meat. Saute until meat just browned.
  3. Stir in the rinsed and drained rice until coated in the mixture.
  4. Add boiled water until just covered, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  5. Leave 20 to 25 minutes until all the water is absorbed and the grains are fluffed.
  6. Serve hot.

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1 Review

Ali A. December 1, 2018
Thank you for the recipe I will make this tomorow :). I haven't had this dish for many years and now I will resurrect it back into my life. mum used to make it all the time.