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This is one of my all time favorite recipes. Easy, simple ingredients and excellent for company too.

I doubt it is Arabian though. :)

Other than baking I don't usually measure so if you have questions on amounts just ask.

To be eaten with turmeric rice.

Arabian Stew

About one pound lamb stew meat (beef works too)

Brown the lamb or beef

Add about one can whole tomatoes and juice

Add about 20 peppercorns

Simmer until meat is tender

Add canned, frozen or fresh green beans (about 2 cups?)

Simmer till beans are warm or done.

Add some salt if you like.

Turmeric Rice

One cup Basmati rice

2 cups water

I onion, chopped

I heaping TBSP turmeric

Salt

Saute onion until soft (butter, marg or oil)

Add turmeric and gently saute for a minute or two

Add rice and saute, stirring for a couple minutes

Add water and salt to taste and bring to a boil, cover, turn heat to minimum and simmer for about 20 minutes or until done.

Bonus, this dish looks beautiful too.

Enjoy.

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Thanks so much for this recipe! We had this dish at an ethnic festival. I didn't know the name. I tried to make a version of the stew, but just served it over plain rice.

I'm looking forward to trying the real recipe. :D

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Thanks so much for this recipe! We had this dish at an ethnic festival. I didn't know the name. I tried to make a version of the stew, but just served it over plain rice.

I'm looking forward to trying the real recipe. :D

So does that mean it is authentic? :P

I got this recipe 40 years ago in Highschool Home Ec class.

The turmeric rice makes all the difference.

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Yes Ma'am...it is pretty authentic. :)

Here is my version.

I make a huge pot.

5 pounds of ground beef

Shoulder roast cut into 2 inch cubes (I use 3 pounds)

One carton Kitchen Basics Chicken Stock.

One can tomato paste

One pkg Shan Spices (Biryani, Dopiaza, whatever you have, I've tried them all-just read the label because once in a while one will contain wheat.

No browning or frying...just dump it all in a big pot and stir then bring it up to temp and then simmer on low until the meat is tender.

I've made this without the Shan spices too and it works great. Just use whatever spices you have

I serve it with Basmati rice

2 cups Basmati Rice soaked for 30 minutes in cold water.

Rinse well and drain.

Add exactly 2 cups of water and microwave for 10 min.

Done. My son eats this all week long. Sometimes I add chicken breast too.

I will put the Turmeric in next time. I usually just use a dash of it to make the rice yellow...but that sounds good.

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I'm trying this for dinner tonight. It sounds so good in this cold weather. :)

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The lamb is authentic! They definitely eat a lot of it. :)

I love to add pomegranate molasses to many Arabic/Syrian/Turkish dishes. It is fabulous and underutilized.

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Pom. molasses sounds wonderful. I will try some.

If I have leftover turmeric rice (rarely) I will have it with some swiss chard sauteed with garlic.

The other versions sound interesting too, I will have to try them. Glad everyone is enjoying it.

I have two Indian favorites that I will post to the Indian food thread.

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That looks ssoooo good. The recipe is going into my list of foods to try after I finish the elimination diet.

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I will put it into my list of things to try in heaven :rolleyes: Do you think we will still suffer from celiac there? :unsure:

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I'm trying this for dinner tonight. It sounds so good in this cold weather. :)

I did and it was wonderful. I personalized it a bit, with turmeric in the stew with smoked paprika, and some chicken bullion in the rice w/ turmeric.

Neighbor friends for dinner loved it! Me too! :D Leftover tomorrow.

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Hey Lisa! I was just wondering if you had tried this and if you liked it. Your changes sound great! Ahem...I also put butter on the Turmeric Rice last time...and oh god is that yummy.

Mushroom? Why you waiting for heaven? Get out your pot and enjoy it here! It's yummy.

I just made a batch with deer meat and beef. So anything goes. It can also be made with all chicken if some folks don't eat beef. Can't remember if you are from New Zealand or Australia...but I bet you can put some Kangaroo meat in there and it would be great! :D

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Mushroom? Why you waiting for heaven? Get out your pot and enjoy it here! It's yummy.

...but I bet you can put some Kangaroo meat in there and it would be great! :D

:D:D:D:D:D

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I will put it into my list of things to try in heaven :rolleyes: Do you think we will still suffer from celiac there? :unsure:

No, honey---I bet we will eat everything we want there---with reckless abandon. ;)

Is it the tomatoes you can't have in this recipe, Shroom??

Maybe there is a way around the tomato paste--another thickening agent---anyone???

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Well, I have run out of tomato paste....and I just make it without tomato paste. It's still yummy. Really!

And when I suspected nightshades I decreased the tomato part and then eliminated it. I love the dish even without tomato paste. Another thing I do is put whole peeled garlic cloves in there without crushing or anything. They turn soft like roasted garlic. Yum. That might give you another level of flavor if you can't have tomato.

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Well, I have run out of tomato paste....and I just make it without tomato paste. It's still yummy. Really!

And when I suspected nightshades I decreased the tomato part and then eliminated it. I love the dish even without tomato paste. Another thing I do is put whole peeled garlic cloves in there without crushing or anything. They turn soft like roasted garlic. Yum. That might give you another level of flavor if you can't have tomato.

I don't know what those "spices" contain - possible legumes, chili, paprika, lemon juice??? apart from the tomato problem :rolleyes:

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