Timman Z'affaran (Iraqi Saffron Rice With Meat)

70 mins (prep 30, cooking 40)
16 ingredients
3 servings
There are similar recipes on Zaar but this is our absolute favorite version. It is a very delicious Iraqi rice dish that can be served as a bed of rice for other dishes such as Saudi Chicken Stuffed With Rice & Meat (Dajaj Mashwy) or roast lamb or as part of a buffet. DH asks for this at least once a week as a whole meal with yogurt and a fresh salad! You could add frozen peas near the end of the rice's cooking time if you like. I have also since added some tomato paste after cooking the spices into the meat mixture and cooking it a little longer then adding to the rice before cooking or separately after for another delicious variation on this dish that I tend to leave the rasins out of. Original recipe from, The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos.

Categories:  side-dish , lamb~sheep , pasta,-rice-and-grains , iraqi , rice , ground-beef , beef , free-of... , <-4-hours , long-grain-rice , one-dish-meal , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , time-to-make , asian , holiday , egg-free , gluten-free , main-dish , wedding , lactose-free , meat ,
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Serving Size (545.32 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 1211.87 Calories from Fat 505.62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56.18g 259.27%
Saturated Fat 12.66g 189.92%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 77.78mg 77.78%
Sodium 601.22mg 75.15%
Total Carbohydrate 137.34g 137.34%
Dietary Fiber 7.92 g 95.03%
Sugars 17.8 g %
Protein 39.07g 234.39%
Vitamin A 223.77IU% Vitamin C 3.56mg%
Calcium 90.89mg% Iron 9.83mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
rose water, slivered, medium onion