Category Archives: Rice (Bariis) Riz

Zurbian (Surbiyaan) زربيان


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Zurbian or zurbiyan is a type of Biryani that is popular in Yemen, other parts of the Arabian Peninsula as well as parts of Somalia. We believe the Arabic name زربيان (zurbiyan) was derived from رز برياني (ruz biryani) where the first two letters were reversed. Zurbian which is a variant…

Rice with Vermicelli (Bariis Shaciiriyo Leh) Riz aux Vermicelles أرز بالشعيرية

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Rice with Vermicelli As much as we love basmati rice, short-grain rice has its moments. In our home, those moments are becoming more and more frequent these days. In our post for Plantain Stew, we included a recipe for plain, short-grain rice. The rice is sticky but when you pour…

Saffron Rice (Bariis Sacfaraan Leh) Riz au Safran أرز بالزعفران

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Saffron Rice     Video without music: Print Recipe Print Recipe with Photos   Ingredients: (Tbsp is a tablespoon; tsp is a teaspoon) (1 cup = 237 mL = 2.4 dl; 1 Tbsp = 15 mL; 1 tsp = 5 mL); all are level measurements   Saffron Rice: 2 ¼…

Easy Rice Pilaf (Bariis Maraq Fudud) أرز بيلاف سهل

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English Af-Soomaali عربي Easy Rice Pilaf In this recipe, we show a quick method for preparing delicious rice pilaf. If you skip the rice soaking step, it becomes almost as quick as preparing a simple pasta dish. Use a good stock and your family or guests will think you have been labouring for hours…

Fail-proof Biryani (Biryaani) Biryani Inratable برياني بنتيجة مؤكدة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Fail-proof Biryani There are different ways of preparing biryani. The following is one of the methods we use and it always yields great results. The beauty of this method is that it eliminates a lot of guesswork on the proper length of time needed to cook the different ingredients to…

Somali Rice Pilaf (Bariis Maraq) Riz Pilaf Somali البيلاف الصومالي

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Somali Rice Pilaf This is not your typical rice pilaf cooked with 1 cup broth for 2 or more cups of rice. This pilaf is cooked with 2 cups broth for each cup of rice, making it a very flavourful dish. In fact, it is so flavourful that we sometimes…

Somali Plantain Stew (Maraq Moos Bukiini) Ragoût de Plantains à la Somali مرقة بموز الجنة

Somali Plantain Stew (Maraq Moos Bukini)  مرقة بموز الجنة

  If you have never had a plantain, it tastes pretty much like a potato when a raw or semi-ripe plantain is cooked. We prepared this stew for some guests and they all thought they were eating potatoes.  Plantains are a staple food in southern Somalia and are added to both savoury and sweet dishes….

Cilantro Rice (Bariis Kabsaro Leh) Riz au Coriandre الأرز بالكزبرة

Cilantro Rice (Bariis Kabsaro Leh)

  We hear a lot about teamwork in the workplace but little about teamwork at home. We believe it is just as important if not more. We like to cook together, prepare recipes together, as well as taking turns to cook. Apart from the benefit it has of building a stronger relationship and fostering companionship…

Aromatic Rice (Bariis Udgoon) Riz Parfumé الأرز البسمتي بالبهارات

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  This rice dish is for those days when we grill, when we want a rice dish that is both easy and quick. It is recommended to soak basmati rice for at least an hour, so the grains will become elongated during cooking. However, for this dish we usually skip this step or let the…

Potato & Cumin Rice (Bariis iyo Bataato) (Pilau) Pilaf de Riz aux Pommes de Terre et au Cumin

Potato & Cumin Rice (Pilau)

  This is an easy and tasty rice dish. It brings back beautiful memories of Mombasa, Kenya. However, this dish is not limited to Kenya but is popular in many parts of East Africa. The cumin seeds gives it a flavour that is hard to resist and the potatoes make it very delicious. There are…

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We are a husband and wife team and we live in Canada. In a world full of food complications, we make cooking very simple. Our recipe videos will make your cooking easy, relaxed and enjoyable. We bring you the foods we love from Somalia and from around the world.