Al Harees Using Oatmeal and Milkio’s Ghee

“HAREES” is a delicious meat based non-veg dish, highly popular in UAE during Ramadan. However, this Ramadan staple can be cooked anytime. It’s healthy, tasty, and extremely easy to cook, a porridge, which also works as a filler food. By adding oatmeal in it, you can increase its health benefits in a natural savory way. One of the great advantages of cooking Harees is your liberty to choose the meat: you can cook Harees with lamb, mutton, beef, as well as with chicken.

Ingredients

  • Oatmeal: 3 cups
  • 1 small onion: finely chopped
  • Cinnamon: 1 small stick
  • Water: 1.5 liters (6 cups approximately)
  • Salt: as needed
  • Black pepper: 1/4th teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder: 1/2nd teaspoons
  • Milkio’s Traditional Ghee: 4 tablespoons.
  • Meat: chicken/lamb/beef (as opted)

Instructions for cooking

In a large pot, add the meat of your choice, and then add sliced onion, cinnamon stick, and water.  Bring the mix to boil and cook continuously until it becomes tender. This is the stock you have prepared, and once prepared, keep it aside.

Remove meat/chicken from the broth and finely chop the meat/chicken.

Now using a strainer, you need to drain the prepared stock into a large pot.  Add some ghee in the pot, let it be heated till it becomes completely translucent. It’s time to add shredded meat/chicken, the 3 cups of Quaker oats, salt, pepper, and cinnamon in the melted ghee.  Keep on stirring using a whisk.  Add more water if necessary but in slow process, not at a time.  Bring the broth to boil and keep on stirring in every 5 to 10 minutes.  You may add more boiling water if necessary.  You need to cook for about 40-45 minutes.  Now you can add 1-2 spoonful Milkio’s Ghee, stir, and then serve the dish.

(Note:  Be attentive while cooking Harees. You need to stir the item in every few minutes so that it cannot get stuck to the pot and get overcooked. The oatmeal content in Harees is prone to get overcooked easily, so you have to be extra careful.

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Enjoy your Harees with oatmeal. It is good for patients suffering from chronic cholesterol and cardio issues.

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