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Egyptian Baked Rice aka Roz Maamar


Egyptian Baked Rice aka Roz Maamar

An ultra buttery and creamy Egyptian rice, there are so many variations but this one is how we grew up eating it!
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Course: dinner, lunch
Keyword: egyptian food recipes, egyptian rice, riz maamar, roz maamar, short grain rice


  • 4 cups short grain rice
  • 8 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 2-3 tsp black pepper more or less to taste
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 1 cup *clotted cream aka ishta
  • 2 cups beef broth


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wash the rice until water runs clear. Do not skip this step!
  • In a bowl, add rice, salt and pepper. Mix until rice is combined with the salt and pepper.
  • In a 4 qt dutch oven add butter and spread until the inside is completely coated. Add sour cream and do the same. Make sure to spread an even layer across the inside of the dutch oven.
  • Add rice, heavy cream (or milk), clotted cream (see note below), and broth. Cover and cook for 2 hours. Remove from oven and serve immediately.



If you cannot find clotted cream: You can substitute with heavy cream or whole milk.
-If you don't plan on serving right away. You can take the whole dutch oven (with the lid) and wrap it with a big blanket or towel! Yes, it sounds crazy but the dutch oven will  retain the temperature for hours! The steam inside the dutch oven will keep the rice nice and tender!
-You can also add tender braised beef before it is baked. 
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5 Comments. Leave new

  • Hi! I just saw this delicious recipe for Egyptian baked rice- I had a few questions. How much is one serving? How many calories are in one serving? I’m wanting to pair this with veggies and am trying to stick to my weight loss goal (as this rice is definitely decadent!)

    • We have not calculated the calories. If you would like it a little lighter here are some subtitutions- greek yogurt for the sour cream and add low-fat milk instead of the heavy cream. Reduce the butter by half. It wont be as rich and decadent but it will still be fabulous!

  • If I don’t have a Dutch oven is there something else I can make this in?

  • Thank you!


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