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Jordanian Majesty: Mansaf Supreme


About the Dish:

Mansaf is a traditional Jordanian dish made with lamb, yogurt, and rice. It is considered the national dish of Jordan and is often served for special occasions and celebrations. The dish is known for its unique flavors and rich, creamy sauce. The meat is usually cooked in a mixture of spices and then simmered in a tangy yogurt sauce. It is traditionally served over a bed of rice and garnished with toasted nuts and fresh herbs. Mansaf is a hearty and flavorful dish that has been enjoyed for generations in Jordan.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 25g
Saturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 50g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 5g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Lamb 1.5 kg
Yogurt 5 cups
Rice 3 cups
Pine Nuts 1/2 cup
Almonds 1/2 cup
Fresh Parsley 1/4 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Season the lamb with salt, black pepper, and a mix of Arabic spices. Brown the lamb in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Step 2: Add enough water to cover the lamb and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 2-3 hours or until the meat is tender.
  • Step 3: In a separate bowl, whisk the yogurt with a bit of water to make it thinner. Pour the yogurt over the lamb and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Step 4: While the lamb is cooking, rinse the rice and cook it according to the package instructions.
  • Step 5: In a small pan, toast the pine nuts and almonds until golden brown.
  • Step 6: To serve, arrange a layer of rice on a large serving platter. Place the cooked lamb on top of the rice and drizzle with the yogurt sauce. Sprinkle with toasted nuts and fresh parsley.

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