Showing posts from February, 2009

Somali Rice with Vegetables

3 cups of white basmati rice; rinsed until liquid is clear
1/4 cup of oil
1 onion; sliced
1 c. frozen vegetables (I used peas an carrots.)
3 chicken cubes
4 cardamom pods
4 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
4 cups chicken stock (a little more might be needed)

1. Heat the oil in a flat bottomed pot.
2. Add onions, vegetables, chicken cubes, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon; saute until the onion are
3. Stir in the rice and the chicken stock; cover and bring to a boil.
4. Reduce heat and cook until the rice is tender. This can take between 15 - 20 minutes.
5. Fluff with a fork.

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Lamb and Potato Fry

1 lbs. lamb; boiled until very tender
3 potatoes; large chunks
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 chicken cube
salt to taste

1. Heat oil in a pot; add the cooked lamb and stir-fry until it is coated with the oil and slightly
2. Add the chicken cube and the potatoes; cooke covered until tender.
3. Add salt if needed.

NOTE- Do not over stir the potatoes. Doing so will make this dish mushy. Can be served with rice.

Chicken Legs and Potato Sukhar

6 chicken drumsticks; skinned and washed
3 Tbsp. oil
1 lg. potat; peeled and cut in half and then quartered
1 onion; sliced
1 lg. carrot; cut into 1 inch pieces
1 chicken cube
1/2 c. water or chicken broth
1/4 ts. cumin
1/4 ts. coriander
2 Tbsp. cilantro

1. Heat oil in a pot with a lid.
2. Add the chicken and brown over low heat for 10 minutes.
3. Add the chicken cube, cumin, coriander, and the water; simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add the potato and carrot; simmer covered for 10 minutes or until the carrot
and potato are tender.
5. Add the onion and cilantro; cook for 2 minutes to slightly soften the onions.


Hi everyone,

It's been a while since I posted any good recipes. More will come shortly. I was so upset yesterday because one of my lovely children accidentally threw out my recipe book. I was so angry! All my notes were in there. So now, I have to write them by memory. For those that I just can't remember, I will have to remake them.

I have also been busy designing and sewing my daughter's skirts for next year. For those of you that don't know, I did my post secondary education in fashion design and garment creation. Unfortunately I have been out of practice, so I am taking my time. I figure that I am doing ok considering I haven't touched a sewing machine since before I went to teach in Saudi.

I think I will also post some pics of my creations.


Sukhar and Potato with Pita

1 lbs. beef; cubed
2 potatoes; peeled and cubed
1 onion; chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 ts. garlic; minced
1 chicken cube
1/2 cup water
1/2 ts. cumin

1. Heat oil in a pot; add beef and simmer covered until cooked.
2. Add the garlic, chicken cube,water, cumin, and potatoes.
3. Simmer covered until the potatoes are almost tender.
4. Add the onions; cook covered for 2 minutes.