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Middle Eastern Breads and Rice

A collection of tried and true Middle Eastern bread and rice recipes. Bread and rice are staples in the Middle Eastern diet, and every meal is served with at least one.
  1. Couscous Recipes (12)
  2. Rice Recipes (18)

Garlic Lavash
This twist on traditional lavash adds the flavor of garlic to liven up this already delicious flatbread.

Orange Date Nut Bread
If you're looking for a hearty bread full of flavor then look no further. Authentic orange flavors and nuts make this sweet tasting bread perfect for any occasion.

Pita Bread - What is Your Favorite Way to Eat Pita?
What is your favorite way to eat pita? Respond and read others' answers to how they like to eat their pita.

How to Make Cinnamon Raisin Pita Bread?
A reader asks how to make cinnamon pita bread. Pita bread is the most common type of bread consumed in the Middle East. It is a flatbread that has a "pocket", used for stuffing.

Garlic Pita Bread
This is a tasty version of pita bread. Garlic pita bread is simple to make and perfect with any meal.

Pita Bread with Za'atar
Looking to liven up for pita? Try this recipe for pita with za'atar, a delicious Middle Eastern spice blend.

Jasmine Rice
Learn more about jasmine rice, a common type of rice used in Persian cooking.

How to Make a Bread Bowl
You have seen them in your favorite restaurants - bowls made from bread and filled with piping hot stews and soups. Here you will find how to make your very own bread bowls - the easy way!

Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Whole wheat pita bread is perfect for those looking to add more wheat to their diet. This recipes contains both white and wheat flour and is so simple to make!

Simit
Simit is a fastfood bread sold in the streets of Turkey by vendors. It is often eaten as a breakfast food with jam or yogurt. Simis is also great by itself!

Simit is light and flaky, bked to a gold color, and topped with sesasme seeds.

Naan
Recipe for naan, a flatbread found throughout the Middle East and India. Naan is easy to make at home and this recipe for naan is perfect for any skill level.

Lavash
Recipe for lavash, a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries.

M'hanncha - Moroccan Snake Pastry
This M'hanncha recipe is very easy and and the end result is pleasing to the eye. M'hanncha is a pastry that is coiled like a snake.

Pita Bread
Pita bread is a staple in Middle Eastern food. This pita bread recipe is simple, quick and makes perfect pita pockets everytime!

Challah Bread
Learn how to make challah, a Jewish bread.

Turkish Pide
Recipe for Turkish Pide, a festival bread topped with sesame seeds and fennel seeds. It is popular during Ramadan.

Morrocan Anise Bread
Recipe for Moroccan Anise Bread, a bread that is full of flavor.

Onion Pita Bread
learn how to make onion pita bread

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