Regardless of this horrid camera phone picture this dish is amazing. Hashweh is a popular Lebanese dish throughout the Arab world. Many Arabs use this basic recipe for stuffing turkeys and chickens. But its great for lunch or even a side dish.
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 lb lean ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
1 heaping teaspoon Arabic spice mix
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup long grained white rice
1/4 cup chicken broth
1. In a 9-inch skillet on low heat brown nuts lightly in butter, set aside.
2. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat cook beef until thoroughly done. Add onions, cooking until tender. Add Arabic spice mix, salt and pepper. Mix well.
3. Once meat is browned, add long grained rice and stir together. Add 1/4 cup chicken broth and then enough boiling water to just cover the rice mixture. Stir. Cover pot and bring to boiling, then simmer roughly 10 minutes or until rice is cooked.
Yields: 6 servings