October 18, 2009

Once Upon a Time in Neverland

Y: I can’t keep on that lame dance for good. You got to make choices. You have to decide which side you are.

X: You are scaring me.

Y: I never thought the idea of losing me will scare you that much.

X: it isn’t. The idea of marrying you is!

Picture: Rebecca Amroian


Hicham said...

Welcome to the human nature :) Keep up on updating your blog, Shaimaa!

Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Hicham
Thanks for dropping by.
WIth all the books, all the discussions and all the advices this human nature never fails to surprise me :)

I will try to update the blog more often, it is just that I can't finish anything these days. But hopefully I will get back to the more than talkative me :)

Sherif said...

Marrying you is what scares me ..

What a strange conception !!

Shimaa Gamal said...

My dearest Sherif
I sent you a msg on facebook, I hope it finds you well.

have a pleasant day my dear

Kja said...

Hi Shimaa,
i've arrived here though your food blog culinary obsession. I'm going to asking to you something that is totally off topic here and i'm sorry for that but it seems to me that you are not posting yet on culinary obsession. I hope you don't find this impolite. I'm looking for Ruz bil khalta recipe. Do you know this recipe? Could you write this recipe in english for me?
Thanks for your reponse.


Shimaa Gamal said...

Hello Kja

I am so happy you came across my cooking blog, maybe I should update it soon and add more recipes in English.

Thanks for passing by, and here is the recipe you asked for. Please try it and if you have any questions I will be more than happy to help.

Bon Appetite.


Oriental rice with nut mix ( Ruz Bil Khalta)


2 cups rice
1 medium onion finally chopped
2 cups chicken broth or (water+ 1 cube chicken stock) plus another quarter or half cup to cook the rice depending on the kind of rice you are cooking.
Butter or oil … etc
2 tablespoons full sugar
1 teaspoon full cinnamon
Salt – to taste

For the nut mix you need, a handful of raisins & a handful of almonds or hazelnuts or both
Almonds should be boiled in hot water then peeled and halved. In case of using nuts, it should be roasted in a hot ban till the thin peel fall off. Then it should be halved too.


First prepare the stock that you will cook the rice in by caramelizing the sugar in a pot with a few drops of water. After the sugar turn into golden brown add the chicken broth and bring to boil.

On the pot you will be cooking the rice in, put around 1 large tablespoon of butter + oil or purified butter or oil (the amount and the type is up to your preference but should be enough to cook the onions) then add the finally chopped onions and a dash of salt. Cook the onions till golden. Then add the cinnamon and stir. Then add the rice, stir well then add the stock made of chicken broth and caramel. Bring to boil then reduce heat till it is done.

On a frying pan, add a spoon of butter (not recommending oil because you want to add taste to your nut mix), then add the almonds and hazelnuts till golden, and then add the raisins, they will start popping take off heat before they fully cook because they burn easily.

Serve the rice and the nut mix on top.

Kja said...

Thank you Shiimaa! I'm definetely going to try the recipe soon. I'm starting now by making the chicken stock.
I will tell you about the result :)

Shimaa Gamal said...

You are most welcomed.
I will be waiting for your feedback :)