Ingredient: jasmine rice

Assyrian Vermicelli Rice

Assyrian Vermicelli Rice

Rice, a staple in the Assyrian diet, is served as a side to most meals. Whether it’s present alongside stew or kababs, or as the main meal, as in Biryani, somehow we manage to sneak it into the menu.

Beni’s Biryani

Beni’s Biryani

Yesterday was Biryani day at my sister, Beni’s house. I’m currently visiting her in Chicago. We have spent the last two weeks primarily cooking and eating! My brother was stopping by for a visit and requested we make biryani.

Chickpea Rice (Riza’t Khirtimane)

Chickpea Rice (Riza’t Khirtimane)

This simple, yet tasty recipe always reminds me of my mom, I guess a lot of Assyrian dishes do. She made this rice on a regular basis, especially when she was fasting from meat and dairy.

CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)

CABBAGE ROLLS (DOLMA’T CHALAMA)

Cabbage Dolma is one of those Assyrian dishes that everyone loves. It also happens to be my daughter’s favorite.


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