Somali Beef Stew with Spiced Rice (Bariis Maraq)
Somali Beef Stew with Spiced Rice (Bariis Maraq)
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 1 hr 20 min
  • total: 2 hr 20 min
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  • Summary

    This classic Somali stew is great for a crowd and packs a big flavor punch, thanks to the xawaash spice mix, a classic Somali spice blend, which lends a warm, peppery flavor. Add any leftover spice mix to tomato sauce and soups, or sprinkle it on hummus or eggs.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 (3") cinnamon stick, broken into 1/2" pieces with the back of a chef’s knife
    • 1/4 cup coriander seeds
    • 1/4 cup cumin seeds
    • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
    • 2 teaspoons cardamom pods
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
    • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
    • 2 cups basmati rice
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 2 medium red onions, sliced, divided
    • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped, divided
    • 1 pound boneless beef chuck, cut into 3/4" pieces (about 3 cups)
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2 russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1" cubes (about 3 cups)
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4"-thick half-moons (about 1 cup)
    • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into 1/4" strips (about 2 cups)
    • 5 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    • 1 (3") cinnamon stick
    • 4 whole cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1 medium tomato, sliced (about 1 cup)
    • Green or red Somali hot sauce, such as BasBaas, cilantro, lime wedges, and sliced banana (for serving)
    • A spice mill or mortar and pestle

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 358 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 15 g 23.49%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.44%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 3 mg 0.99%
    • Sodium: 1287 mg 53.62%
    • Calcium: 41 mg 4.1%
    • Potassium: 129 mg 3.69%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.44%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 49 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.21%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 7 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 1.47%
    • Vitamin C 4.63%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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