Yalla Eat! Chef Series: Sara Ahmad presents Kubbat Hallab

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5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020
Sara Ahmad (Add A Little Lemon) presents Kubbat Hallab


For the dough:
2 cups long-grain white rice, washed and soaked for at least 2 hours, cooked until soft
Just enough water to soften the rice
1 egg

Oil, for sauteing
1 onion, finely diced
2 lbs ground meat (beef or lamb)
Salt and pepper
1 bunch parsley, minced

Oil for deep frying

Sara Ahmad is an Iraqi American educator, writer, and food blogger based in Los Angeles. Her Iraqi food blog Add a Little Lemon explores food, politics, and identity in diaspora through family recipes, personal stories, and shared history. Sara’s recipes have been featured in Middle East Eye, Buzzfeed, and in the recently published cookbook A House With a Date Palm Will Never Starve: Cooking with Date Syrup. 


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  • September 1, 2020 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm