Lebanese Vermicelli Rice

Vermicelli rice

Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 3 – 4)

1. Basmati rice / Egyptian rice – 1 cup (Rinsed well and soaked in enough water for 20 minutes. Drain well)

Vermicelli – 1/2 cup

2. Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Butter – 1 tbsp

3. Chicken stock / vegetable stock – 2 1/4 cup (For 1 cup rice, use 1.5 cup chicken stock / water and for 1/2 cup vermicelli, use 3/4 cup water)

Butter – 2 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

5. Salt – To taste

6. Pepper powder – 1 pinch

7. Toasted almonds / pine nuts – 2 – 3 tbsp, to garnish


Heat butter and olive oil at medium heat. Ad the vermicelli and saute for a few minutes until golden (if you are using roasted vermicelli, stir until it is coated with the oil and butter and then proceed with the recipe). Add drained rice. Mix gently. Add 2 1/4 cups of chicken stock / vegetable stock / hot water. Bring to a boil. Taste-check for salt, it should be slightly salty. Add 2 tsp butter and 1 tsp lemon juice. Cover and cook for a 3 – 4 minutes at medium-high heat. Bring down the heat to low. Cook over low heat for 5 – 6 minutes. Switch off. Keep covered for 10 minutes. Fluff gently with a fork. Serve hot with grilled chicken / seafood and vegetables/salad. We had it with lentil salad and store-bought fish sticks.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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