Friday Feast: Rice with Noodles “Riz bi Sh’arieh”

Healthy Living, Recipe, Rice, Vegetarian
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Rice with noodles or “RIZ BI SH’ARIEH” is my husband’s absolute favorite type of rice. It is great as a side dish. It can be served with your favorite stew or soup; it can even be served on its own with a great salad. When I first met Will, I had difficulty with getting the noodles just the right color, but I can finally say that I have perfected this dish :-)

I have included my recipe below. If you haven’t tried it yet, I recommend it. Your guests will definitely be pleased, and they will notice that your rice looks and tastes special. I have decorated this one with carrots but you can serve it plain if you would like. Also, I use olive oil instead of butter….gotta stay Mediterranean Healthy :-)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice (can use any rice though but basmati is my favorite)
  • 1/2 cup fine noodles
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water

1. Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes. Wash and drain the rice.

2. Turn on the stove top and heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Fry the noodles for ~ 2-3 minutes until they are a dark golden brown color. Make sure they do not burn.

 

 3. Add the rice, salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, water and stir. 

5. Cover the rice mixture and boil on medium flame until water is nearly all absorbed. Turn off stove top and leave it covered until rice is dry and fluffy.

6. Enjoy!!!




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17 Responses to “Friday Feast: Rice with Noodles “Riz bi Sh’arieh””

  1. NazhaNo Gravatar Says:

    I love rice and noodles! It also tastes great if you use a little less salt and put some chicken bouillon in the boiling water when cooking. Your decorated rice looks great!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thats a great idea. Gives great flavor too!

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  2. BettyNo Gravatar Says:

    When you say ‘noodles’, is that the same as thin spaghetti?
    Thx

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Hi Betty- Yes. I used vermicelli noodles.

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  3. LizNo Gravatar Says:

    Ooh, I used to make something like this when we were first married. I know my kids would love it…and so cute with your garnishes :)

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  4. Hester Casey - AlchemyNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow Suzy – that looks delicious. Coincidentally, I am just heating some water to make a pot of basmatti rice to go with a chicken curry. I’m so glad I spotted this recipe. I am going to try this right now.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Would love to know how it turned out :-)

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  5. Wendy IreneNo Gravatar Says:

    Great idea using olive oil! I try and remember to use that as a substitute for butter often as well. I hope you are having a beautiful weekend!

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  6. Magic of SpiceNo Gravatar Says:

    I have had rice and noodle dishes out before, but never really though to do it at home. Does look delicious :)

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  7. HilaryNo Gravatar Says:

    That looks pretty cool. Never would have thought to toast the noodles like that/combine with rice.

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  8. PlatefulNo Gravatar Says:

    Sounds intriguing…I’ve never tried rice with noodles. Looks amazing-will try it soon and let you know!

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  9. briarroseNo Gravatar Says:

    I love this side dish….as a lover of all things starchy this would so hit the spot. :)

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  10. MomNo Gravatar Says:

    My kids love this with plain yogurt.
    have you ever had cooked Sh’arieh with sugar for breakfast?? its a yummy weekend treat.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    yummy!!!! i would love to try that.

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  11. KellyNo Gravatar Says:

    Mmmm this looks delicious and great presentation! I want to try this myself :) Love your blog!!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Kelly!

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  12. Happy When Not HungryNo Gravatar Says:

    This looks delicious and healthy too. Love the flavors!

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