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Syrian Lubi and Rice recipe (Main Dish)

4 lb lean pork shoulder
3 lb fresh cut green beans
28 oz diced tomatoes in juices
6 oz tomato paste
1   green pepper, chopped
1   onion, chopped
some   salt and pepper
2 cups rice
cups boiling water
¼ cups orzo
¼ cups pine nuts
4 tablespoons butter
some   salt

Posted by RiVD on Mar 25, 2011


Cube pork into ¾ inch cubes, season with salt and pepper and brown meat in a little vegetable oil in dutch over or similar pot.
Add enough boiling water to cover bottom of pan, but do not completely cover meat with it.
Cover pot and simmer about 30 minutes, or until meat is tender.
Add onion and green pepper, stir.
Add green beans, stir.
Add tomatoes and tomato paste, stir.
Add enough boiling water to almost cover beans, stir.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cover pot and simmer until beans are very tender (about 45 minutes).
Serve over Syrian rice.


Melt 2 tablespoon butter in 3 quart saucepan.
Add orzo and pine nuts and saute over medium high heat until lightly browned.
Add rice to orzo mixture and stir until butter coats the rice.
Add boiling water to rice.
Season with salt.
Reduce heat to medium low, cover pot, and let rice cook for 20 minutes.
Remove lid, add last two tablespoons of butter, fluff rice with fork and cover again til butter melts.

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