Introducing Donair Rice! This is 1/2 lb of Sliced Donair Meat with Onions & Tomatoes cooked in a beefy broth and Basmati Rice, with Donair Sauce.
The natural flavors of the Donair meat blend in with the Rice and Broth. This is a Hearty and Meaty Rice Dish, good all by itself.
Donair Rice Components
This dish is pretty simple, especially if you already have the donair meat. If you don’t, that’s okay too, cause this dish works with just cooking the ground beef with the donair seasoning in a skillet as well.
The Rice used is Basmati Rice. Washed and Rinsed before placing it into the Rice Cooker with 1 tsp of Sea Salt per Cup of Rice.
Instead of water for the Rice use a Beef Maggi Bouillon Cube in 1 1/2 C of water and heated until dissolved completely before adding to the Rice Cooker.
There are a couple of ways to do this with the donair meat. I created this dish using leftover sliced donair meat. From all the testing I was doing on the Donair meat itself.
But this can be done using regular ground beef with the donair seasoning too. Either way is fine and will produce an excellent Donair Rice dish.
Sliced Donair Meat
You need about 1/2 lb of already cooked and sliced donair meat.
If you don’t have this, then the Donair meat will need to be prepared, cooked, and sliced in preparation for this dish. If you are looking for finely chopped slices of donair meat. Although the Ground Meat version works too and is an excellent time-saver.
Ground Donair Meat
This is another dish where the texture of the Donair meat is secondary, focusing more on the flavor the donair meat contributes.
For this version, the standard Donair Seasoning can work too.
- Just add 1 1/2 Tbl of JAH Donair Spice or half of the Basic Donair Seasoning Below to the Ground Beef and mix well.
- Cook over medium-high heat until browned.
- Add in the Maggi Beef Bouillon cube and water. Cook until the bouillon cube is completely dissolved.
- Add this to the Rice Cooker with the other ingredients and cook.
Optionally you can add the Onions and Garlic to the Ground Beef halfway through cooking it.
Basic Donair Mix
I have my own blend for Halifax Donair Seasoning that is currently in a trial run. But the Standard Donair Seasoning version can work well with this dish too and is outlined below.
The Standard Base Seasoning is 1 tsp of the below-listed ingredients per lb of Ground Meat with the exception of Cayenne Pepper which is 1/8 tsp and upwards.
Some only use 1/2 tsp Garlic & Onion per 1 lb of meat. You can start with 1/2 tsp Black Pepper, Onion & Garlic, and 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper and then up it based on your preference. Some use Italian Seasoning or Za’atar in place of Oregano. MSG is almost always added.
- Black Pepper
- Cayenne Pepper
Donair Meat always has some kind of Binder in it. But for this dish isn’t really required. Especially if you are going the cooked ground meat way of preparing this dish.
One diced Onion & one diced Tomato washed and rinsed before adding it into the Rice Cooker. Diced Peppers could be added as well.
The vegetables can be added to the rice cooker or mixed in with the rice after it has cooked. Optionally you can do both. Using half to cook with the rice and the other half to serve with the rice.
Cooking Donair Rice
Everything goes into the rice cooker and set to the White Rice setting. This takes about 35 minutes to cook and is the simpler method of making up some Donair Rice.
If using just the ground beef method, then Combine 1/2 of the basic Halifax Donair Seasoning or 1 1/2 Tbl of JAH Donair Spice with 1/2 lb of ground beef and mix well. Brown in a skillet.
Add Maggi Beef bouillon cube and 1 1/2 C water, cook until the bouillon cube is completely dissolved before adding to the rice cooker with the remaining ingredients.
Donair Rice Variations
Donair Rice is fantastic all by itself. However, it can be combined with other ingredients to really elevate this into a Savory Saucy dish with some kick, if you should so choose.
Place the Donair Sauce in a Squeeze Bottle and Drizzle over the top of the Rice or Sauce the plate and place the Rice on Top. Optionally just serve the Donair rice with a dollop of donair sauce on the side.
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Herbs & Spices
Add in various Herbs & Spices to accent with certain flavors. Use Paprika, Parsley, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Oregano, Italian Seasoning, Sumac, Za’atar Seasoning.
The one pictured below had the following added.
- 1 Tbl Paprika
- 1 tsp Onion Powder & Parsley
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper to taste – about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp
- Rice Cooker
- 1 C Basmati Rice
- 1 1/2 C Water
- 1 block Maggi Bouillon Cube Beef
- 1/2 lb Donair Meat – Sliced and chopped small – see notes
- 1 med Onion – Diced
- 2 cloves Garlic – Minced
- 1 med Tomato – Diced
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 1-2 Bay Leaves – Optional
- 1 tsp Parsley – Optional
- In a small saucepot heat up one Beef Maggi Bouillon cube with the Water, and Salt. When the Bouillon cube is completely dissolved, add it to the rice cooker.
- Wash the Rice and Dice the Vegetables, mince the Garlic. Add these to the Rice Cooker and mix well.
- Chop up the Donair meat, add it into the rice cooker. Optionally add Parlsey & Chili Flakes too and mix. Cook on basic White Rice setting.