“ratlab scientists” famous quote when they see lots of habal!

U Gotta LOVE It!

Posted by Kook on December 26, 2006

In Lebanon we have a famous tradition to make the Lebanese dessert called “Meghli” as in “Rice Pudding” in the occassion of a new born baby. As like every year not only does Mr. Turkey as in BUTTERBALL ;) steal the spotlight… but my mum also makes Meghli. Since its Christmas and Christ was born and coz of ME! its one of my fav desserts and coz i truly LOVE IT! ummmmmmm… what not to love… u just GOTTA LOVE IT :) Merci mum habibti :x teslam dayateek. Heres the recipe ENJOY :)

1 cup ground rice
5 cups cold water
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp powdered aniseed
1/2 tsp powdered fennel seed
1/2 tsp powdered caraway seed
2 tsp ground cinnamon
shredded coconut or slivered almonds for garnish

Mix one cup of the cold water and the ground rice into a smooth paste. Stir in the sugar and all ingredients except the garnish.

In a heavy saucepan bring the remaining 5 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the rice mixture gradually, stir vigorously. Stir constantly until the mixture comes to boil again.

Reduce heat to very low and simmer. Stir occasionally about 1 hour or until done.

Transfer to individual dessert bowls and refrigerate. Serve chilled. Decorate with coconut or slivered almonds if desired.

P.S. After my mum witnessed my master piece, decorative style ;) she put me in charge of decorating the Meghli plates for family and friends. Well other than my bro who is not a big fan of sweets, bas habibi i gotta hand it to u… u r missing on ALOT!


2 Responses to “U Gotta LOVE It!”

  1. Cyrus said

    mmmmmmmm…my favorite :)

  2. Kook said

    Khalas ill prepare one especially for u Cyrus :)

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