A dish of white rice is prepared by the addition of milk, sugar, and butter or cream. All the ingredients are baked in the oven, and then usually served on occasions and family gatherings.
Rice was not known in Ancient Egypt. There are indications that it was probably introduced to Egypt and the surrounding region, through the expeditions of Alexander the Great who imported the grain from India in the 4th century BC.
Roz Muammar, which is typically cooked and served in a clay dish called a Beram, is characterized by a subtle smoked taste resulting from the oven-induced burning of its outer cream crust.