Monday, November 3, 2008

Saudi Kabsa Recipe

Chicken kabsa is one of the most popular dishes in Saudi Arabia. Let's try together a wonderful kabsa recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 2/12 - 3 pound chicken, cut into eight pieces
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (12 ounce) can tomato puree
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • Grated rind of one orange
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 3 sticks cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preparation:
  • Sautee onion in oil until it begins to brown. Add chicken pieces, tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and garlic and stir for about five minutes over low heat. Stir in three cups hot water, grated carrot, orange rind, spices, salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium heat, covered, about 20-25 minutes, until chicken is done.
  • Remove chicken. Set aside to keep warm. Stir rice into the liquid in the pan, and cook, covered over low heat for about 35 - 40 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Put rice on a serving platter with chicken pieces arranged around the circumference. Toss raisins and almonds over all.
Serves: 6

2 comments:

  1. I saw a chicken kabsa recipe on a Pakistani website and tried it. I wasn't very impressed. But your recipe sounds so much better with the orange rind and the cardamom pods. I'm going to try this one. Thanks for posting it. :)

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  2. I tried this & enjoyed a lot. Thank you :)

    http://nanditakitchenrecipe.blogspot.in/

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