Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

Simple Dinners

Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated or fussy. Simple ingredients like Laura’s Lean Ground Beef, rice and spices will create an authentic Lebanese meal that is simple enough for a weeknight dinner but elegant enough to serve to friends and family. You’ll be excited to create this flavorful Lebanese Spiced Rice, Hashweh.

Lebanese Spiced Rice Hashweh
Laura’s Lean 92% Ground beef is the perfect protein for this Lebanese Spiced Rice.
This post is sponsored by Carusele as part of the #LaurasLean campaign, sponsored by Laura’s Lean, all opinions and recipe ideas are my own.

As we all look for simple weeknight recipes to enjoy with family and friends, flavor and health should never be compromised. Using lean ground beef is an easy option when preparing meals, especially for families. I trust Laura’s Lean as their protein is sourced from suppliers that raise their cattle without ever using added hormones or antibiotics and are always vegetarian fed, their “Never Ever” claim.

This Lebanese Spiced Rice, Hashweh as we call it – literally means stuffing. This dish can easily be served in place of a traditional stuffing or side dish but it’s hearty enough to be a main meal. Loaded with Laura’s Lean 92% ground beef with less than 10g of fat per 4 ounces, rice, earthy spices and topped with toasted nuts it is sure to satisfy while keeping you heart healthy.

Ingredients for Hashweh

Lebanese Spiced Rice Hashweh
Simple, wholesome ingredients make for a flavorful, authentic dish.
  • Laura’s Lean 92% ground beef – Using a lean ground beef is heart healthy and when you choose Laura’s Lean, you’re choosing the balance of taste, nutrition for you and your family.
  • Rice – You’ll want to use a long grain rice, such a Jasmine rice – it is my first choice.
  • Butter and Olive Oil – We are using a nice lean meat but still need to add some fat to our dish to create a depth of flavor and allow the rice granules to not stick to each other.
  • Spices – The spices are what sets this dish apart from others. A blend of 7-spice (all-spice, coriander, black pepper, cardamom, cloves & nutmeg), salt and black pepper is intoxicating and gives this dish a warm flavor. It’s often called Mixed Spice and can be found in any Middle Eastern grocery store or online here. If you can’t source, sub with all-spice.
  • Broth – One of the most important pieces of this dish. Any broth will do: beef, chicken or even vegetable. Homemade is best but store bought will work as well, or sub using a bouillon cube.
  • Nuts – Pine nuts and almonds are my favorite nuts to toast to add to this dish. The added crunch gives this dish a heartiness that you will love. Feel free to use other nuts if you have a specific allergy.

The combination of these ingredients are simple but create a layers of flavor. Serve with a side of fattoush salad and your meal is complete.

Tips for the Perfect Rice

  • Choosing lean ground beef is extremely important in this dish. Laura’s Lean 92% Ground Beef is the perfect choice. 1 pound of meat goes a long way, a wonderful option when feeding a large group or family.
  • Rinsing your rice – probably one of the most important tips to making any perfect rice dish is rinsing your rice. You want to rinse and repeat until the water runs clear. This ensures most of the starch is released leading to a fluffy rice.
  • Adding broth or stock to your rice is going to give you the most flavor versus plain water.
  • Patience is key! I never realized why my mom’s rice was always so perfect. Part one is butter and part two is patience. Taking the time to stir your rice and meat together for about 30 minutes begins to par cook the rice and ensures each granule is toasted – building that flavor.
Browned Rice and Meat
Rice, meat and spices have been simmering for 30 minutes creating a lovely depth of flavor. Our liquid will be added next to complete our rice.

Authentic Flavor

This is such a perfect weeknight meal but also so wonderful to prepare over the weekend and enjoy all week long. A wholesome meal that your entire family will love packed with authentic flavor and warmth. Any Middle Eastern is sure to have this dish on their table.

Lebanese Spiced Rice Hashweh
Toasted pine nuts and almonds gives this dish a nice crunch and heartiness.

This dish can easily be portioned out and frozen for meal prep as well. Best of all, keeping Laura’s Lean Ground Beef in the freezer will ensure you will always have a heart healthy meal ready to go.

Make your menu exciting by adding this Lebanese Spiced Rice, Hashweh to your weeknight meal planning. It is definitely a new and exciting dish to try! And be sure to check out all of Laura’s Lean products online and find out where you can purchase.

Lebanese Spiced Rice Hashweh
Serving wholesome, well balanced meals for my family is the most important thing I can do. Especially when they are heart healthy and filling.

If you make Lebanese Spiced Rice, Hashweh please let me know by leaving a rating and review below.

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Lebanese Spiced Rice Hashweh

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

  • Author: Cosette’s Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Rice
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Description

This simple Lebanese Spiced Rice dish is a staple in Middle Eastern countries. Laura’s Lean ground beef is the perfect protein to add to the earthy spices and toasted nuts.


Scale

Ingredients

Lebanese Spiced Rice – Hashweh

  • 1 pound Laura’s Lean 92% ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice, rinsed
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp 7 Spice (or mixed spice) – if you can’t find, you can sub with all-spice
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt (start with 1 tsp if using table salt)
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 4 1/2 cups Heated beef, chicken or vegetable stock/broth – sub 1 bouillon cube if you don’t have stock/broth

Toasted Nuts

  • 1/2 cup Pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Raw almonds, slivered
  • 2 Tbsp Butter

Instructions

Lebanese Spiced Rice

  1. Begin by prepping your rice. In a large bowl, add your rice and  cover completely with water. Gently rub rice granules in water. Drain water and repeat until water runs clear. It should take about 5-6 times.
  2. Heat a heavy-bottomed enamel or non-stick pot on medium-high heat, add your olive oil and Laura’s Lean 92% ground beef.
  3. Brown your meat and break apart using a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add your rinsed and drained rice to the ground beef along with 6 tablespoons butter and spices; 7 spice, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring heat to low.
  5. Continue stirring your mixture on low for 25-30 minutes until you see all the rice granules separated from one another.
  6. Meanwhile, heat your broth/stock, set aside.
  7. Next, add your heated broth/stock to the rice and meat mixture. Place lid on pot and continue to cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
  8. While your rice is cooking, in a small pan add your remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and pine nuts. Begin toasting on medium heat until just golden brown. Remove and add almonds, repeat same process.
  9. Plate your Lebanese Spiced Rice, Hashweh, top with toasted nuts and fresh chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
  10. Store Hashweh in fridge in sealed container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months in freezer safe container.

Notes

  • Choosing lean ground beef is extremely important in this dish. Laura’s Lean 92% Ground Beef is the perfect choice. 1 pound of meat goes a long way, a wonderful option when feeding a large group or family.
  • Rinsing your rice – probably one of the most important tips to making any perfect rice dish is rinsing your rice. You want to rinse and repeat until the water runs clear. This ensures most of the starch is released leading to a fluffy rice.
  • Patience is key! I never realized why my mom’s rice was always so perfect. Part one is butter and part two is patience. Taking the time to stir your rice and meat together for about 30 minutes begins to par cook the rice and ensures each granule is toasted – building that flavor.
  • Adding broth or stock to your rice is going to give you the most flavor versus plain water.
  • Feel free to use whatever nuts you have on hand, most traditionally pine nuts and almonds are used.

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