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Mezroota – Tuna and Rice

posted on: Dec 8, 2014

Mezroota – Tuna and Rice

This simplified form of a light Omani dish is favoured during the hot summer months. Traditionally, a type of dried Omani fish, soaked in water and boiled with turmeric powder is used. However, tuna makes a great substitute. Serves 4.

  • 1 large Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 can tuna, 6oz, drained and flaked with a fork
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons crushed dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups hot cooked white rice

Thoroughly mix onion and salt in a bowl then place bowl outside in hot sunlight and allow to stand for 2 hours.

Wash onions in water several times and drain after each washing. Place drained onions in a mixing bowl then stir in the remaining ingredients, except rice, and thoroughly mix.

Spread cooked white rice on a platter then cover evenly with the mixing bowl contents and serve immediately.