Today’s a weekend and we were craving some Kuwaiti dishes, We’ve been in Scotland for a while now and a homemade Kuwaiti meal was needed to keep us going. We wanted something easy to cook and I remembered that em3addas was an easy dish to cook, and maybe fry some chicken to go with the em3addas, it would compliment it perfectly. We called the base back home and they sent us the following easy to follow recipe:

وصفة المعدس لشخصين

2 كوب عيش –
1 كوب عدس –
2 طماط مقطع صغار –
2 بصل مقطع صغار –
البهارات : كركم – دارسين – كمون – مسمار – فلفل اسود (ملعقه استكانة تقريبا من كل النوع) –

غسل العيش و العدس و نقعهم ( منفصلين) لمدة نصف ساعه، يحمر البصل بالزيت الى ان يكتسب اللون الذهبي و ليس الأحمر
ثم يضاف الطماط و اضافة جميع البهارات تدريجيا، ثم يحرك الى ان يذوب الطماط، ثم يتم اضافة 4 أكواب من الماء و اضافة مكعب ماجي ( مغلف واحد) ، بعد ذلك يتم اضافة الملح حسب الرغبه بعد تذوق الماء، و عندما يغلى الماء يتم اضافة العيش و العدس بعد شخلهم من الماء، يترك على النار و يتم تخفيف النار بعد تشرب العيش للماء
و لايجب اضافة الماء بعد ذلك حتى بعد نقصانه
يترك حتى ينضج

و بالعافيه 🙂

Rice with Lentil for 2


  • 2 cup of life
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 2 small chopped tomatoes.
  • 2 small chopped onions
  • Spices: turmeric – students – cumin – nail – black pepper (spoon complacency almost every type)

Wash the rice and lentil and soak them (separately) for half an hour, fry the onion till it acquire a golden color but not red.

Then add the tomatoes and all the spices gradually, keep stirring and shifting the tomatoes till they melt, then add 4 cups of water and add a cube Maggie (one packet), then salt is added to taste, after tasting the water, and when the water starts to boil add the rice and lentils after. Leave it to boil, and reduce the heat under the pot when almost all of the water is gone.

Don’t add more water even if there is no water left.

Leave it on low fire till it’s done.

Bon Appetit 🙂

Chooped the 2 tomatoes and 2 onions.

Washed and soaked the rice and lentil.

Boiled the chicken (muchboos deyay style)

Here we go with the tomatos and onions in a pan. Stirring them till they melt.

We added a little bit of tomato paste coz we like it reddish 😉

Then we added the onions.

And we poured the rice and lentil and the water and boiled them all to perfection.

In the meantime we went through the chicken frying process, and the lentil rice was almost ready, and the place started smelling like KUWAIT!

Finally it was very very delicious! We devoured it!

Thanks Labeeba


This entry was posted on Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 12:10 am

19 Responses to “Recipe: The Scottish Em3adas”

  1. Her says:

    wooow i wanna try making it:D

  2. Ansam says:

    teslam el ayaadi 🙂 3alaikom bel3afia

  3. A.I. says:

    aham shay enaa el deyay Halal 😉
    bs chena yabella 6ba’7 zeyada ??:)

  4. Yousef says:

    Mishary? Al7een mo bil recipe maktoob elbo9al ba3dain iltomato? Laish 3akes’hom??? O sij eldeyay ba’3ala lon, lo7a6 darseen foga chan 9ar a7san etarawaly. *ye3t ana*

  5. usef says:

    Did you use google translate from Arabic to English ? coz it’s pretty messed up in English :p

  6. Yousef says:

    Lol usef, yes I did, mishary included the arabic recipe and I wanted an english version to go along with it :p

  7. LoopGum says:

    tislam edik!
    shakla naaa6i3 .. gotta try it sometime VERY soon 😉

  8. LoopGum says:

    😮 “2 cup of life” LMAO

  9. Yousef says:

    LOOL!! Masiwat 3alay hal google translate fetha7ny! :p

  10. yah yah yah .. shakla yeshwaeeeg !! sakket 3la recipes yousef ;pp

  11. Mishary says:

    Ansam, Thanks 🙂

    A.I., Hathy le7mothaaa o matsaweey! Ga3adtaw etkhar3oon feeeh laima estowa elwalad 🙂

    Yousef, sa7 kalamek .. El wasfaa kanat eb my mobile o Kent emkhaleeeh yesh7an ebdareeey! Fa 3akast’hoom! 🙂 o el darseeen tethakart ena ne7taja we7na nagley eldeyay!! Fa 6awafnahaa 🙂

    LoopGum, thanks Tara sij kan na6e3!

    1/2 Cream Milk, Ana el telmeeeth o Yousef el modares 🙂 hatha kelaa men tadrees Yousef ley ayam elshabab 🙂

  12. Budour says:

    كركم –turmeric
    دارسين –cinnamon
    كمون –cumin
    مسمار –cloves
    فلفل اسود- black pepper

  13. Q80thug says:

    going to Sainsbury and buying a ton of stuff to make a feast to my friends.
    this post brings back good memories.

  14. Haneen says:

    shakla latheeeeeth…3awafee

    its weird how u men are able to cook for yourselves when abroad bs MOSTA7EEL u help in the kitchen when a woman is around!!

    my husband la yomkin ysa3idnee ed preparing dinner…he’s rather change dippers and feed our son than cook bs i accidently found out mn his roommate in LA ena they used to cook every once in a while!!!

    to say i was shocked would be an understatement

  15. Ba6alah says:

    hehehe Thanks for el wasfa :]

  16. toasta says:

    waaay ASDA sha5bari! u remonded me of old days i was there in Perth 🙂
    looks nice 3alekum eb alf 3afya

  17. Mohammed says:

    شكله حلو يعطيك الف عافيه وبالعافيه عليكم

  18. mytr says:

    Looks good, well done!

    Asda is the best supermarket in the UK. It has a nice variety, with a good price range and is Muslim-friendly 🙂
    Also doesn’t support and fund Israel like Tesco does 🙁

  19. mytr says:

    Oh and do you know how to make a kind of chicken kubba using toast bread?

    I had it before, but don’t know the exact recipe, and it would be super-duper if you could make it and show the process step by step.

    From what I remember, its chicken boiled in cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and salt then shredded. Add onions and fresh coriander to the chicken in a pan and put the mixture in cut circles of toast bread or something?