The start of the Olympics brings out the competitive side in many of us and Zazzle Team is no different. There’s been a bit of “flag waving” around the office and instead of having Greco-Roman wrestling matches to decide victors (HR said no…) we did the next best thing – an international food competition! Zazzle Team members brought in their favorite of favorite dishes to be judged by the staff and ultimately voted the “gold” dish. The winning dish was Mustafa’s “Maklooba.” Here’s a brief description his delectable creation:
Maklooba in Arabic means “upside-down” and it’s referring to how the dish is served. The whole pot is flipped upside-down on a tray to make it more presentable. The main ingredients are rice cooked half way in tomato sauce, chicken, peas, potatoes, eggplants, bell pepper, onions and tomatoes. All the vegetables sliced, fried half way, stacked at the bottom of the pot in layers followed by a layer of chicken and finally topped with the half cooked rice. The whole pot left to simmer in chicken stock and some extra virgin olive oil.
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Congrats Mustafa! What’s your favorite food? Share in the comments!