Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mehalabiya Recipe

A rice pudding flavored with rose water and sprinkled with ground pistachios.

Recipe Serving: Serves 4


  • Ingredients 
5 cups (1.2 l) milk

1/2 cup (120 ml) ground rice
1/3 cup (80 ml) sugar
1–1 1/2 oz (30–45 ml) orange flower or rose water
1.5 oz (45 ml) light honey
3/4 cup (180 ml) mixed almonds and pistachios, coarsely chopped 

  • Instructions 
Bring milk to a boil, mix the ground rice into a paste with 5 oz (150 ml) water, and pour into the milk, stirring vigorously. Bring back to a boil slowly, stirring constantly. When the mixture thickens, add the sugar and the orange flower or rose water, and stir well. Pour into a serving dish and let cool. Mix the honey with 2–2.5 oz (60–75 ml) water and warm slowly. Cool slightly, pour over the mehalabiya, and garnish with nuts.


World Trade Press. "Qatar: Recipes." AtoZ The World. World Trade Press, n.d. Web. 8 May 2014.

Laura

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