Hashwa is a Meat and Rice Dish and this particular recipe comes from a Lebanese restaurant here in town and my husband says he’s actually made this recipe and also SWEARS it’s incredible. If someone has a better hashwa recipe, PLEASE give it up already1 :)
- 1 cup Uncle Ben’s Rice
- 1 1/2 lbs chili ground chuck roast (hamburger works too)
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- pine nuts and or blanched sliced almonds
- 2 cups chicken or turkey broth (fresh or canned)
Wash rice and cover with hot water. Let stand for at least 2 hours.
Brown meat in butter. Add salt and spices and cook covered on low heat until meat is tender. Drain water from rice and add rice to meat. Stir thoroughly over low heat. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil and taste broth for salt (if needed). More broth should be added if and when needed. Reduce heat and continue cooking until all liquid is absorbed and rice is done (about 20 minutes).
Brown pine nuts and almonds in a few tablespoons of butter until golden brown. Use as topping over rice.