Oozie, a rice dish in Middle East & Africa: Cooking & Baking Posted December 13, 2007 · Edited December 13, 2007 by M. Lucia (log) Depending on what part of the Middle East you're in Ouzi, has different preparations, but it is always a very festive dish.In Saudi Arabia, ouzi is a whole baby lamb, stuffed with rice and meat, and served over more rice. Click.In Lebanon the preparation is a bit more modest, usually a roast leg of lamb served over a rice dish made with ground lamb and nuts. There's a recipe for this in Claudia Roden's "Arabesque."There are also chicken and fish versions of ouzi, but in general ouzi is thought of as a lamb-rice-spices-nuts dish. This recipe looks good and approachable.