Lebanese Hushwee Rice with Chicken

4.82 from 11 votes

A classic Lebanese weeknight dinner recipe, hushwee rice is cooked in clarified butter and seasoned with cinnamon then topped with shredded chicken and toasted pine nuts.

hushwee rice and chicken in a bowl

My family gets together for Sunday dinner almost every week, either at my house, my sister's house or my mom's house. This Lebanese Hushwee Rice with Roasted Chicken is inspired by my mom who makes this Syrian comfort food dish for our family on a regular basis.

Lebanese Hushwee with Chicken a class Middle Eastern dinner recipe

Hushwee is a meat mixture cooked in clarified butter and scented with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice which I always have on hand thanks to my go-to All-Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend.

Lebanese Hushwee Rich with Shredded Chicken an easy dinner recipe

To stretch the meal even further, my mom often tops it with shredded roasted chicken and/or beef. Some days it's from a rotisserie chicken, other days it is homemade Lebanese Roasted Chicken. It really just depends on what she has on hand and how much time she has to cook.

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Plain yogurt is our go-to condiment for topping the rice - either as is or turned into Cucumber Laban with dried mint, garlic and lemon juice. Serve it with a Lebanese Green Salad and dinner is done.

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Lebanese Hushwee Rice with Chicken - an easy Middle Eatern dinner recipe

Lebanese Hushwee Rice with Chicken

4.82 from 11 votes
A classic Lebanese weeknight dinner recipe, hushwee rice is cooked in clarified butter and seasoned with cinnamon then topped with shredded chicken and toasted pine nuts.
PREP: 20 mins
COOK: 25 mins
TOTAL: 45 mins
REVIEW PRINT
Servings: 6

Ingredients
 

  • 12 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast (such as rotisserie)
  • 4 servings Lebanese Hushwee Rice
  • minced parsley (to serve)
  • Cucumber Laban and pita bread (to serve)

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Lebanese Hushwee Rice according to these instructions.
  • Top dish with shredded chicken meat (or fold it into the rice) then garnish with additional toasted pine nuts and fresh parsley. Serve with pita bread and Cucumber Laban .

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 21.1gProtein: 38.3gFat: 23.8gSaturated Fat: 10.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 13.7gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 845mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 2g
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22 thoughts on “Lebanese Hushwee Rice with Chicken”

  1. I felt adventurous and took on this recipe for something totally different (p.s. I’m Italian). I LOVED the whole process and even made my own Ghee! I’m sure it’s not perfect but it’s perfect enough to me! YUM!

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