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Rice Sharia- rice with fried noodles

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This is a common rice served in the Middle East that is usually served with a saucy dish. I watched my mother in law as well as many friends make it and this is how I make it.

Ingredients

2 cups Basmati rice

1 cup sharia noodles, small pieces of vermicelli noodles broken up. In Saudi they have little packages of these type of noodles. I found them at an Arabic food store.  My mother in law just broke the noodles up herself.

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some olive oil

4 1/2 cups of water

1 tsp. salt or salt to taste

Directions

Using a large pan, put olive oil in pan, add noodles. Fry the noodles being careful not to burn. Stir noodles around to brown them.

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When they are done, add water and salt. Bring to a boil, follow package instructions for preparing rice for cooking. Also, if you are using a rice other than Basmati, follow package instructions for cooking and amount of water. Add rice to boiling water, cook 5 minutes on high, then cover rice and turn to medium, cook 10 minutes, turn to low, cook 10 more minutes until done. Stir rice gently so it does not stick.

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