Caught Between the Grapes and the Thorns (clafount) wrote in cooking,
Caught Between the Grapes and the Thorns

Anyone know how to make hashwi?

I used to live in Lansing, Michigan, and I used to LOVE going to Woody's Oasis and getting hashwi and hummus. I've since moved, and I don't really live close to any middle eastern restaurants anymore. I'd love to be able to recreate this dish, but I haven't been able to find a recipe online.

Here's the description from their menu:

Hashwi ComboRice with lean ground beef, pine nuts, slivered almonds and spices, garnished with an aromatic chicken that has been marinated in cinnamon, lemon and spices.

The description is a little odd in that it says "garnished" - basically it had shredded chicken mixed in with the rice and everything else.

I have no idea what the spices's been a long time, but I'll know it's right once I taste it. Anyone have any recipes?

Edit: I found this recipe after some more searching and it seems close.

Hashwi Bedoun Laham
(Lenten Chicken & Rice Stuffing)

1 pound lean hamburger, slightly browned with
pine nuts and
a small onion.  Mix with
1 1/4 cup long grain rice (uncooked), and
3/4 stick butter.  Season with
1 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon.  Cook in
2 1/2 cups chicken broth for 20 - 25 minutes (watch it carefully). Add cooked chicken pieces, and more MSG and/or cinnamon to taste.

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