Healthy Fatta

Healthy Fatta




Stewing meat (lamb, beef) or chicken (enough for at least four people to eat)

1 cinnamon stick

3-4 pods of cardamom (optional)

1 quartered and peeled onion

Handful of salt, peppercorn

1-2 bay leaves



2 small loaves of organic baladi bread cut into small pieces

2 tablespoons of butter



2 cups of Egyptian short grain brown rice, Egyptian brown rice or organic brown basmati rice

4 cups of water

1 teaspoon salt (or more depending on taste)

1 teaspoon butter (unsalted)



2-3 cloves of garlic, mashed a little

white vinegar

2 tablespoons of butter (or olive oil)

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  1. Allow meat to cook until tender and broth is flavorful (about 30-40 minutes)
  2. Take meat out and break into small pieces



  1. Cut-up or tear pieces of baladi bread
  2. In a small frying pan, melt butter and fry bread until it is golden and crispy
  3. Set aside



  1. Measure out the rice and rinse the excess starch under warm water. Add 4 cups of water, add the butter and salt and set to high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add the rice and stir.
  3. Cover the pot with a lid and set the heat to low until the rice is cooked.



  1. In a small pot, melt butter and add mashed garlic
  2. When garlic starts to change color (not burned!) add vinegar
  3. Turn down heat and allow vinegar mixture to simmer a little (2-3 minutes)
  4. Add about half a cup of stock to vinegar mixture



  1. In a deep dish, add bread to bottom
  2. Add about half a cup of stock on top
  3. Add about 1.5 cups of rice, and pat down
  4. Pour a few tablespoons of dressing over rice
  5. Repeat process until rice is done
  6. Add meat on top, pour remaining dressing and a bit more stock
  7. Eat!

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