Syrian Rice with Meat


A Syrian rice dish with spiced meat and pine nuts.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 bowls


  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 ½ cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups long grain white rice

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup pine nuts


  1. Heat 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and season with salt, allspice, cinnamon, and black pepper. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir chicken broth and rice into beef in the saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pine nuts in hot butter until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Mix pine nuts into beef-rice mixture before serving.


You can use lamb instead of ground beef.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

674 Calories
36g Fat
52g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 674
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1821mg 79%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 458mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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