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This Lebanese Beef Pilaf with Chickpeas dish, also known as Riz b Hummus or Riz w Hummus in Arabic, is made with flavored ground beef, onions, medium grain rice and cooked chickpeas. It’s a quick, easy-to-make one pot meal the whole family will love!
Lebanese Beef Pilaf with Chickpeas- Riz b Hummus
This Lebanese Beef and Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas is so satisfying- a must try! It has so many layers of flavor with simple ingredients. It’s one of those meals that you’ll make and your family members will be convinced you’re the best cook around. This ground beef and chickpeas dish is also known as Riz b Hummus or Riz w Hummus, where riz translates to rice and Hummus translates to chickpeas.
What you Need to Make Ground Beef and Rice with Chickpeas:
You can find the full printable recipe including ingredient quantities, below. But here are the basic ingredients for this easy beef rice pilaf to get you started.
Olive oil and butter
Ground all spice
Ground black pepper
Rice: Medium grain
Tips for the Beef Pilaf:
- Rinsing your rice – probably one of the most important tips to making any perfect rice dish is rinsing your rice. You want to rinse and repeat until the water runs clear. This ensures most of the starch is released leading to a fluffy rice.
- When the Beef and rice pilaf is ready, leave it covered and undisturbed for a few minutes before serving.
- Use lean ground beef– I used 92% lean 8% fat.
WHAT DO YOU SERVE WITH GROUND BEEF AND CHICKPEAS PILAF?
HOW TO STORE LEBANESE BEEF PILAF?
This dish should freeze very well, Just divide any leftovers into single portions, place in a freezer-safe containers after its been completely cooled down, then transfer to the freezer. The frozen chickpea and rice pilaf should be good for about 3 months. It will also keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days.