Ameh Masslou’ (Boiled Wheat)

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A bowl of Ameh Maslou (Boiled Wheat) is served to mark a Lebanese tradition celebrating Saint Barbra’s Day.


  • 30g of Wheat
  • 1 1/2 liter water
  • Orange blossom water and rose water
  • 1tbsp anise seeds wrapped in a muslin linen
  • Bowl of sugar to sweeten (optional)
  • 60g of each pine nuts, walnuts, blanched almonds

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 60 Minutes
Servings: 8


  • Put the Wheat, anise seeds in a medium saucepan.
  • Fill the saucepan with water and bring it to boil using medium to high setting.
  • Boil for about 10 mins.
  • Remote scum then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 40 mins.
  • Leave enough amount of its juice to serve it with.
  • Discard the anise seeds and serve the wheat hot with a little juice in small bowls.
  • Sprinkle few drops of each orange blossom water and rose water.
  • You can add sugar or honey if you like it sweeter.
  • Divide raisins and nuts equally and serve at once.

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