Rice Kibbeh

Published on: 2-2-2020

Kibbeh, also kubba and other spellings, is a Levantine dish made of bulgur, minced onions, and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat, or camel meat with Middle Eastern spices. Other types of kibbeh may be shaped into balls or patties, and baked, cooked in broth, or served raw.


2KgGround beef (kofta)
1/2Onion (diced)
1/2CupPine nuts
Olive oil


  1. Rinse the rice and let it soak in warm water overnight.

  2. Mix the rice and half of the beef and run it through the meat grinder twice.

  3. Add some olive oil to a pan and stir fry the onion until translucent. Add the beef and cook until the released juices have evaporated. Add the pine nuts and season with salt and baharat.

  4. Form the kibbeh balls with the rice and beef mixture and fill them with the cooked beef.

  5. Cooked the kibbeh balls in simmering water until the rice is cooked.

  6. The kibbeh balls can then be deep fried if desired.