9.261 Prawns Machboos


23 (Sun) September 2018

Prawns Machboos

with vegetable dolma, pine nuts


on Etihad Airways EY 513

-in flight-


Mission to Jordan, Day 1.

In Amman.  Here to attend a Meeting of the Regional Parliamentary Working Group on Universal Health Coverage in the Eastern Mediterranean Region – Tue to Wed.  As focal point for the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health (see most recently 9.231 Boodle Fight), I’m here to help WHO EMRO – which covers North Africa and the Middle East – set up their own forum, aimed for launch sometime in mid-2019.

Second time in Jordan (see most recently 6.159 Memories of Hummus).  Looking forward to the hummus – starting with the in-flight meal on the way in.

Machboos is a meat and rice dish common throughout the Persian Gulf, especially in Bahrain, Qatar, UAE.  Meat – chicken, lamb, fish, shrimp (apparently) –  plus long-grained rice, cooked with assorted spices – cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, tumeric, paprika – and aromatics – garlic, ginger, onion.

It was okay.

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