RICE AND GRAIN DISHES:
1 lb. Lean meat, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Brown meat, with one tablespoon butter, from all sides.
Add seasoning to meat and stir. Pour three cups boiling water over. Cover and let cook for one hour on a medium high heat, till meat is done. Measure the broth left in a measuring cup. Add water to have 3 cups liquid.
Stir onions and garlic with 1/2 tablespoon hot melted butter, till slightly brown.
Add the meat and the liquid to the onion mixture. Stir tomato paste over. Let boil bfore adding the rice and raisins.
Cover pan and reduce heat to low, putting a thin layer of tin under the pan to prevent the rice from burning.
Let cook for 30 minutes. Open the pan and stir just the top layer. See if rice is cooked. You may need to cook, covered, a few minutes longer.
Serve rice and garnish with meat and nuts.
Serve with plain Yogurt and mixed green salad.
Say Bismillah and eat!