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Proportions are for a 4L kettle pot.


  • 1.1 kg calrose rice
  • 400 g maize oil
  • 3 large onions, sliced to medium thickness
  • 0.9 kg beef, cubed
  • 2 SP. cumin seeds
  • 2 SP. ground cumin
  • 1.5 SP salt
  • 0.9 kg carrots, cut in thick strips
  • One whole head of garlic


  • Soak rice in cold water from the start of the preparation, for a total of about 3 hours, add 1 tsp. of salt.
  • Set about 1L of water to boil in a tea kettle
  • In the pot, add oil and fry onions until golden
  • On high heat, fry the beef, add cumin and salt
  • Add the hot water and boil it back out on high heat
  • Add carrots, fry of high heat
  • Bury the garlic in the base
  • Boil a second kettle of water
  • Rinse the rice well and add on top
  • Add 0.5 L of hot water to cover rice at about half phalanx depth
  • Boil out the water, while gently mixing only the rice layer
  • Close up and seal for 20 minutes on the smallest fire