Middle Eastern Rice

Middle Eastern Rice

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Course: Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 3 tbsp Prairie Farms Salted Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 cups Uncooked Basmati Rice
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Qt Chicken Stock
  • 3 Turkey Sausage Links
  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • Salt And Pepper to taste


  • Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic, and cook about a minute. Stir in rice, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir 5 minutes, then pour in chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Add turkey sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and stir until cooked through.
  • Mix cooked turkey sausage, beans, cilantro, parsley, pine nuts and dried cranberries into the cooked rice. Season with salt and pepper. Top with 1 tablespoon of butter and mix for extra creamy rice.
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