Parmesan Egyptian Rice Koftas
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Parmesan Egyptian Rice Koftas

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Serves 6

Rice kofta is one of the most popular delight in Egypt ... My mother in law thaught me this yummy recipe some years ago ... it is a mixture between , minced meat , cilantro , rice flour, parsley , onion and dill . All of them blended , then , we make koftas from this mixture and we fry. Immersed in a tomato sauce , this kofta is usally served with rice . So , Decided today to mixing between the Egyptian and Italian cuisine, and based on the famous Chicken Parmesan recipe .. why not to try a Parmesan Egyptian rice kofta .. with a savory basil sauce ???? here we go !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • For the Egyptian rice kofta , simply we need :
  • 500g meat , minced
  • 1 cup rice , blended and sifted ( flour )
  • 1 binch of cilantro , chopped
  • 1 binch of parsley , chopped
  • 1 binch of dill , chopped
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • salt, pepper and nutmeg
  • for the sauce :
  • 500g of boiled , de-chaff and crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 1 binch of basil leaves , finelly chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • salt , pepper and nutmeg
  • 1 broth cube .
  • 2 tablespoons butter


    1. In the food processor, blend all ingredients together , until obatining a soft mixture .
    2. Make koftas ( fingers ) from this mixture and fry in hot oil until it become golden . Set aside, and let's prepare the basil sauce .
    3. In a deep sauce pan , heat the butter ... Add the onion and simmer .
    4. When the onion become soft , add the tomatoes , tomato paste and basil ... stir for some minutes .
    5. Add one cup of water , broth cube , and seasonnigs with salt, pepper and nutmeg .
    6. Let cook for 10 minutes . Remove from the heat .
    7. In an oven pan , place the koftas at the bottom ... Pour on the top the basil sauce .. then sprinkle with a half cup of grated parmesan cheese . Bake , in medium oven , for 15 minutes . Serve it with pasta or rice .

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