How to Cook Meghli

Meghli is a typical lebanese dessert served to celebrate a newborn. The preparation described here was made for my nephew.

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Dip the pine nuts, almonds, pistacchio and raisins in water and keep refrigerated for 24 hours. They will be used, at the end, for decoration.

Dip the pine nuts, almonds, pistacchio and raisins in water and keep refrigerated for 24 hours. They will be used, at the end, for decoration.

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Add the powdered rice to the water and mix well until it dissolves completely.  Put to heat at a low fire.

Add the powdered rice to the water and mix well until it dissolves completely. Put to heat at a low fire.

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3
Add sugar and keep heating until the mix simmers. Keep stirring at all times to avoid sticking the mix on the pot.

Add sugar and keep heating until the mix simmers. Keep stirring at all times to avoid sticking the mix on the pot.

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Add the caraway.

Add the caraway.

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Add the anise.

Add the anise.

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Add the cinnamon.

Add the cinnamon.

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Don't stop stirring!!!

Don't stop stirring!!!

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The meghli mix starts to thicken.

The meghli mix starts to thicken.

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About 30 mns later, you will notice a homogeneous paste forming. The secret to a good mix is the continuous stirring (I will mention this again and again).

About 30 mns later, you will notice a homogeneous paste forming. The secret to a good mix is the continuous stirring (I will mention this again and again).

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How the meghli looks at the time you take off the heat (at about 30-35mns of heat time).

How the meghli looks at the time you take off the heat (at about 30-35mns of heat time).

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Split the mix evenly into around a dozen bowls put on a tray.

Split the mix evenly into around a dozen bowls put on a tray.

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Even out the top for a smooth look!

Even out the top for a smooth look!

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Put the tray in the fridge for 5 to 6 hours. This dessert is best served cold.

Put the tray in the fridge for 5 to 6 hours. This dessert is best served cold.

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Decorate with coconut, almond, pistacchio, pine nut and raisin. Enjoy your dessert!

Decorate with coconut, almond, pistacchio, pine nut and raisin. Enjoy your dessert!

Ingredients

7 Cups Water 
1 Cup Powdered rice 
Cups Sugar 
2 Tablespoons Caraway 
2 Teaspoons Cinnamon 
1 Teaspoon Anise 
12 Pinches Grated coconut 
12 Pinches Pistachios 
12 Pinches Pine nuts 
12 Pinches Almond 
12 Pinches Raisins 
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