One of our very favorite restaurants, Cedars Mediterranean Mezza & Grill recently closed down… Still crying about that. But since we couldn’t go long without those roasted potatoes & cauliflower, delicious meat, veggies, and of course rice – I decided to make us a feast!
Yup, you read that right! I planned out a whole Mediterranean feast and cooked my booty away all afternoon.
Now, I kind of forgot that we only have one oven and most everything I was making needed to be roasted at different temperatures for different times. I made it work, but it was work… In the end, everything came out tasty and flavorful and we enjoyed each bite and paired wine.
My favorite part was the rice with vermicelli. Don’t let the name scare you, this is so simple and delicious. I hope you enjoy with your friends or family!
Lebanese Rice with Vermicelli
2 cups medium-grain rice, rinsed
1 cup broken vermicelli pasta
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt, to taste
Toppings: 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts