Syrian Rice is a traditional Thanksgiving recipe in my family and it's always a favorite with friends!
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Syrian Rice

SYRIAN RICE is a traditional holiday food in my family. It's butter, rice, pine nuts and cinnamon but it's not a sweet dish and it'll be a favorite Thanksgiving recipe in your family from the first bite!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Author Aubrey


  • 2 handfuls of pine nuts
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1/4 of a package of raw spaghetti noodles broken in half
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 chicken bullion cubes
  • 2 c rice
  • 4 1/2 c water


  • melt butter in a large pot over med heat
  • add broken spaghetti noodles, pine nuts and cinnamon
  • allow to saute until golden brown to dark brown (but not burnt)
  • break up chicken bullion cubes into the butter mixture and toss to coat
  • add rice and mix
  • pour in water and bring to boil
  • once boiling turn down to low and simmer with the lid on for 20 to 30 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed