Savory Rice with cream (Egyptian Meammar Rice)
A traditional, authentic Egyptian rice dish, loaded with flavors and rich.
of short grain rice - like cal rose.
Table spoon unsalted butter
* 5 chicken tenders.
or to taste.
freshly ground black pepper.
Table spoon Mascarpone cheese.
Start by washing the rice and soak in water for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Meanwhile in a pan over medium heat, melt 1 Tablespoon of butter and brown the chicken tenders, 2-3 minutes each side, season with some salt and pepper, set aside.
Drain the rice, add salt, pepper, sour cream, mascarpone cheese and the remaining 1 Tablespoon of butter, mixing all very well until all rice is covered well.
In a deep oven dish, authentically a clay one, add about 5 Tablespoons of the rice mixture to cover the bottom and spread evenly.
Add the chicken pieces if using, then cover with the remaining rice, level the surface.
In a pot over medium heat, add the milk along with the broth and bring to a boil, turn off the hear and season with a dash of black pepper.
Add the hot liquids to the rice , place the dish into a bigger oven dish or pan filled halfway with water.
Bake in the oven for almost an hour until the rice is fully cooked and the surface turns golden brown.
Let it cool down and serve.
* The addition of chicken is optional but recommended, you can make it meatless, or with any kind of meat you have.