Monday, August 15, 2011

Rice with vermicelli


1 cup basmati rice
1/2 cup vermicelli
1 tbsp ghee or butter
1/2 tsp salt
water 1" higher than the rice

Soak the rice for 1/2 hour before making.
Heat butter and roast the vermicelli. Then add the the soaked rice without water to the same pan and roast it till it becomes opaque.
Add salt and water. Cook in low heat until the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked. Leave it covered for 10 minutes then open and serve.
I served this rice with eggplant casserole.

You might notice there are lots of events around Ramadan, so here is a little about it...

Ramadan is an Islamic holy month in which the Quran (the holy book) was sent down to the prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). It is obligatory to fast, in which we are permitted to eat and drink at night and not during the day.
The term suhur means before dawn when we eat, and iftar is when we break our fast at sunset.

Fasting was prescribed to the followers of the previous prophets as well (peace be upon them). We ask Allah (s.w.t) for blessings, forgiveness and protection from hell fire.
Fasting is believed to help in piety, patience, self restraint, to be grateful, for healthy mind and body and to glorify Allah (God).

I wanted to share this information because many of you maybe unsure of what Ramadan is. Inshallah (God willingly) it helps to understand a little about it.

I am so pleased to have such wonderful blogging friends from many cultures and religious diversity who are open minded and caring, thank you for the lovely greetings. Peace to all of you :)

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99 comments:

  1. I love rice dishes...Thanks for sharing about your faith.

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  2. This is a very interesting recipe. I cook vermicelli like pan sauteed with vegetables and basmati rice like rice pilaf. This is the first time it is cooked together. I will surely give this a try. I love your post on Fried plantain curry, I never had fried plantain with curry also. These two dishes will be on my "must try" lists.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  3. very interesting...i heard from my neighbor about this rice n vermicelli cooking together...simple yet looking delicious...

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  4. Great post. Thank you so much for the info

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  5. Interesting! Never thought of adding vermicelli together with rice :)
    BTW I've linked my post to your Food palette series event.

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  6. wow nice idea combining rice and vermicelli...

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  7. Thanks for sharing about Ramadan...you explained it so well. And this rice/vermicelli dish looks fabulous! I know my family would love it~

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  8. This looks a delicious combo...loved the idea of mixing both...

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  9. Love the rice and vermicelli combo... Thanks for sharing more info on ramadan...

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  10. How interesting..love the idea of mixing rice and vermicelli together..nice and unique combo..

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  11. wow ! That looks good Akheela.. and thanks for linking it to my event :-) i love that little write up on Ramadan too !
    Cheers
    Kalyani
    New Event: Fasting Foods – Vrat ka Khaana Special
    Event: healthy Lunchbox ideas – Carrots – all this August

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  12. I too like to roast my rice before cooking...it helps intensify the flavors. The info you shared regarding the holiday was quite interesting and appreciated. I hope you have a lovely and blessed holiday time.

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  13. Rice with vermicelli is wonderful idea, love to try them.

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  14. bless you :) i would inshallah give this a try soon. yesterday we made tomato rice with mutton kemma, but things cleared out faster than the camera could :) bright ramadhan blessings to you and family.

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  15. Never had this combo !! Sounds interesting and tempting.

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  16. Interesting Combo..Love it totally..

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  17. Tempting and fabulous blend there..!

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  18. lovely and Ramadan Greetings to u & family - Happy Fasting & Feasting !!

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  19. hi torview, this looks very interesting, first time vermicelli with basmati rice.. must be great, i simply love flavored rice.
    a must try for sure

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  20. Peace to you as well my dear. Wonderful recipe!

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  21. Interesting to mix the rice and vermicelli.

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  22. wow really tempting recipe...luks gr8!!!

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  23. simple recipe..perfect with curries & dal..looks yum!

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  24. wow this is such a interesting combo

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  25. I have never come across a rice vermicelli combination! However, once my aunt made vermicelli upma and added some sooji to it! Is this a traditional dish?

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  26. Unusual & a delicious combo!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  27. Looks delicious.. Love this combo :D Never tried before.. mom used to make these seperately though :D

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  28. Sounds interesting and yummy...

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  29. Nice sharing about Ramadan. nice combo meal

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  30. That's something new...interesting combo of rice and vermicilli...

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  31. Interesting combo.. simple and lovely..

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  32. interesting combination of ingredients..

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  33. the combination of rice and vermicelli is interesting.....

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  34. Never tried this combo, sounds interesting and delicious..

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  35. Very creative recipe and sure, peace to you too.

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  36. Combo is interesting and thanks for the info. I know all abt it and not familiar with the terms used. Nice to know now.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  37. Thanks for the info about the holiday. The dish sounds delicious, especially with the eggplant casserole!

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  38. Very nice...I am so amazed by how simple this basic dish can be, yet it stands out! The rice with vermicelli combination is brilliant!

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  39. Never tried this combination before! It looks elegant and sounds delicious.
    Bookmarked.

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  40. looks tempting...interesting combo

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  41. this looks delicious akheela, I must give it a go, as never tried it before. What a coincidence, my recent post is also on vermicelli, though a sweet one;-)

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  42. Captivating recipe and easy as well, i try adding chicken bouillon granules to the vermicelli it tastes yum.

    http://sanscurryhouse.blogspot.com

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  43. This combination sounds new to me and very interesting

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  44. quite an interesting one. rice and vermicelli , the combo should taste yum

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  45. Interesting recipe dear..so delicious

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  46. Different thats the first word that came to my mind. Sounds interesting must try.

    Thanks for the write up on Ramadan.

    Can I expect some entry for my event
    http://madscientistskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/08/you-are-invited-to-my-very-first-event.html

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  47. A very interesting combination. LOoks really tempting.

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  48. Nice recipe and clicks..I used to love this time back home , cos there was this muslim famiy , next to my house , who used to treat us every day with yummy food :)...

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  49. Lovely combination...never tried before...Looks so nice and flavorful...

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  50. That is an interesting combination I would have never thought of using.

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  51. thats a new idea to combine both...

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  52. we love rice, what a delicious combo!

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  53. Interesting recipe...it sounds really good!

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  54. how interesting to combine - I sometimes do that in kheer to lease the vermicelli lovers and the rice lovers :) Hope your month or fast & feast is going well - Ramadan Kareem :) Priya

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  55. This is a simple, yet wonderful recipe, I love it. It reminds me of an old Armenian recipe. This rice and vermicelli combo became the forerunner of the commercial rice a roni product.
    Blessings on your fasting.

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  56. This sounds like a yummy dish - I've always had rice and vermicelli separate and never thought to combine both!

    Happy Iftar (if you can call it that) for today and the days to come!

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  57. What a fun combo ~ never had it n now I am curious:) Happy festivities to you n your family dear!
    USMasala

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  58. Interesting combination, it sound really delicious to go with any curry.

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  59. I've never tried this combination. Looks and sounds interesting!

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  60. Really interesting and diff combo :) Looks delicious and tempting :)
    ARS Event-E for Egg Recipes

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  61. So interesting, never tried this combination before! Looks fantastic :)

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  62. Vow, totally yummy, looks delicious and tempting a lot.

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  63. Nice combination of rice and vermicelli. Its easy too. Thanks for sharing. Happy fasting dear.

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  64. rice and vermicelli sounds new to me, and it looks so delicious together, loved your piece on Ramadan..

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  65. Simple with my favorite nourishing foods. Just lovely.

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  66. yummy an ddelicious for sure!...flavorful too!....happy Ramadan to u!

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  67. That is a new recipe of rice and vermicilli together, sounds good. Thanks for explaining the fast.

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  68. this looks so good to pair up with my fav curry:) thank you for sharing this! and have a great day.

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  69. very interesting recipe, simple and lovely dish..

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  70. thats a wonderful combination

    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  71. My daughter and I just watched a documentary on this fast. Very interesting! I love a simple rice recipe and this one looks fantastic!

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  72. Never try eating rice with vermicelli in a combination before. This is new to me.

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  73. As a vegetarian, this is the only rice I will get in Mediterranean restaurant..Looks delish..

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  74. Simple yet delicious, perfect with some spicy curry.

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  75. Wow this is anew recipe for me. Looks fab

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  76. Super combo,looks so delicious.

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  77. I like how you mixed rice and vermicelli for this dish!

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  78. This is a very interesting recipe! Is it Indian? one of my Lebanese friend makes a similar kind of rice with vermicelli! I am always so thrilled to discover similarities across continents!

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  79. Thank you for the greetings and comments :)
    Rice with vermicelli is served in Mediterranean and Middle eastern cuisine. Hope you guys will try it as it is easy and delicious.

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  80. wow, never heard of this combo- really interesting and looks great

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  81. I have never eaten rice together with vermicelli. This sounds interesting and looks delicious. I would love to try one day. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  82. I missed this post - Thank you so much for teaching us about Ramadan. I wasn't familiar with it at all although I heard about it. This is my first time to see rice and vermicelli together. Very interesting!

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  83. That's an new combo to me...looks yum...love to give it a try...thank u for linking it to Joy From Fasting To Feasting-IV

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  84. That's a great dish with rice!!! Your recipe collection is amazing!

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