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Meghli: Celebrating New Beginnings with a Traditional Lebanese Delight

Nurturing Flavour, Nutritious Comfort

In Lebanese culture, the birth of a baby is an occasion brimming with joy and celebration. Meghli, a floured rice pudding rich in spices, is the centerpiece of this festivity. Not only is it delectably sweet and comforting, but it also holds a special place in nurturing new mothers, aiding in lactation with its high nut content. This traditional dish, passed down through generations, is a testament to the nurturing spirit of our culture.

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Meghli: Celebrating New Beginnings with a Traditional Lebanese Delight

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 10 min Rest Time 6 hour Total Time 6 hrs 25 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Meghli: A Dish with Deep Roots and Rich Benefits

For centuries, Lebanese families have prepared Meghli to celebrate new life. This dish is not just about flavour; it's a symbol of health, prosperity, and the continuation of family lineage. Its unique blend of cinnamon and caraway, coupled with a variety of nuts, offers both a delightful taste and nutritious benefits, especially for new mothers.

 "Meghli is not just a dessert; it's a warm embrace, a nourishing gesture for mothers stepping into a new chapter of life." This dish is a beautiful blend of tradition, health, and the joy of new beginnings.


For the Pudding:

For the Garnish:

Note: Feel free to personalise the garnish with your preferred nuts or enjoy the pudding plain.


  1. Prepare the Nuts:

    Soak pistachios, almonds, walnuts, and pine nuts in separate bowls overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. Mix the Pudding:

    In a casserole, blend rice flour, sugar, cinnamon, and caraway. Gradually add water, stirring to prevent lumps. For a smoother texture, strain the mixture.

  3. Cook:

    Over medium heat, stir the mixture until it thickens into a pudding consistency.

  4. Chill:

    Transfer the pudding to serving dishes. Let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.

  5. Garnish and Serve:

    Drain the nuts. Garnish the pudding with coconut, nuts, sultanas, and rose petals. Enjoy it cold for the best experience.



Nutrition Facts

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 730kcal
Calories from Fat 250kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 195mg65%
Sodium 730mg31%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 97g194%

Vitamin C 10 mg
Iron 12 mg
Vitamin E 8 IU
Vitamin K 5 mcg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Meghli can be refrigerated for up to 3 days, ensuring the freshness and flavour are maintained for your enjoyment.

Feel free to personalise the garnish with your preferred nuts or enjoy the pudding plain.

Keywords: home made, vegan, gluten free

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