Middle Eastern fried vermicelli

My SPEEDY alternative to cooking rice

by Middle Eats
Middle Eastern fried vermicelli

Fried vermicelli is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

Today we’re making a quick 10-minute alternative to rice, the classic Middle Eastern fried vermicelli. This side dish is extremely quick to make, and you can flavor it with anything you can think of

  • Middle Eastern fried vermicelli
  • Middle Eastern fried vermicelli
  • Middle Eastern fried vermicelli
  • Middle Eastern fried vermicelli

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Middle Eastern fried vermicelli
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Middle Eastern fried vermicelli

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 130g (1 cup) Wheat Vermicelli
  • 230ml (7.7 fl oz) Stock
  • 1.5 Tbsp Butter or Oil
  • 0.75 Tsp Salt
  • 0.25 Tsp Pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a pot over medium-high heat
  2. Add the vermicelli and continuously stir this in the oil. Fry until a deep brown color and almost burning. About 3-5 minutes
  3. Add the stock and seasonings. The stock should just barely cover the rice by 1/2cm or 3/16"
  4. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to medium. Cover the pot and allow it to steam for about 7-10 minutes
  5. Once the water has all evaporated and the vermicelli is cooked, use a fork to fluff it up
  6. Serve while hot
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0:00 Intro
0:30 A primer on vermicelli
1:39 How to make classical fried vermicelli
3:08 Variation on the recipe
3:42 Conclusion

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