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Saudi Rice with Meat and Chickpeas - How to Make Saudi Rice with Meat and Chickpeas

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Serves: 6 persons
Preparation time :     20 minutes
Cooking time :     1 hour, 30 minutes


750 g lamb, pieces with bones
8 cups water or 2 liters
2 dried limes
3 small cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves
10 whole cardamom pods
½ tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ghee
3 medium onions or 500 g, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tin canned chickpeas or 450 g, drained
2 cubes MAGGI® Mutton Bouillon
2½ cups basmati rice or 500 g, washed and drained


Place lamb pieces and water in a large pot, bring to boil and remove froth as it appears. Add the dried limes, cinnamon, and all spices. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1½ hours or until the meat is tender. Remove and set aside.

Heat ghee in a large pot, add and cook onions stirring for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.

Add chickpeas, MAGGI® Mutton Bouillon , the cooked lamb with the stock, the stock should be around 4 cups / 1000ml, add more water if needed.

Cover with the rice and cook over low heat for 25-30 minutes or until rice is cooked.

Nutritional Information

Fats :     28.00 g
Protein :     34.00 g
Carbohydrate :     97.00 g
Energy :     773.00 Kcal

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