Lebanese Chicken and Rice (Djaj Mah Ruz) Recipe

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Lebanese Chicken and Rice (Djaj Mah Ruz)
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  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup seedless raisin (optional)


  1. STEP A: Set oven to 450 degrees F. Clean chicken and rub all over with remaining ingredients in Step A. Place in a roasting pan with a 1/2 cup water. Bake for 1 1/4 hours or until chicken is tender.
  2. STEP B: While chicken is cooking, prepare stuffing on top of stove. In a saucepan, saute butter and meat until meat is brown. Add the washed and drained rice, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Saute for 1 minute; add the water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  3. STEP C: While rice is cooking, saute nuts in butter until golden brown. Add the raisins, if desired, and saute for 1 minute.
  4. TO SERVE: De-bone chicken; set aside. Place rice stuffing on a large platter. Arrange chicken meat pieces over top of rice. Sprinkle nuts and raisins over the chicken.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 421.31 Kcal (1764 kJ)
Calories from fat 325.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.21g 56%
Cholesterol 124.08mg 41%
Sodium 819.65mg 34%
Potassium 319.27mg 7%
Total Carbs 13.45g 4%
Sugars 8.65g 35%
Dietary Fiber 1.58g 6%
Protein 12.87g 26%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.8mg 27%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 46.7mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 248.43 Kcal (1040 kJ)
Calories from fat 192.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.35g 56%
Cholesterol 73.17mg 41%
Sodium 483.32mg 34%
Potassium 188.26mg 7%
Total Carbs 7.93g 4%
Sugars 5.1g 35%
Dietary Fiber 0.93g 6%
Protein 7.59g 26%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 27%
Iron 1.5mg 14%
Calcium 27.5mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.1
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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