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Saudi Aseery Rice Recipe

Saudi Aseery Rice
Saudi Aseery Rice

Give your family the goodness of this Saudi traditional food with Aseery Rice!

Preparation Time: 40 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 90 minutes approximately
Serves: 4 persons

All you need

Kabsa Spice Mix:

1/2 tsp saffron
1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
1/2 tsp al alali Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp al alali Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp al alali Ground White Pepper
1/2 tsp dried whole lime powder

1/4 cup butter
1 onion, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
1/4 cup al alali Tomato Paste
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
3 carrots, peeled & grated
2 whole cloves garlic
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch ground cumin
pinch ground coriander
salt to taste
al alali Ground Black Pepper to taste
3 1/4 cups hot water
1 cube al alali Chicken Stcok
2 1/4 cups unrinsed rice
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

  1. In a small bowl, mix saffron, cardamom, al alali Ground Cinnamon, al alali Ground Allspice, al alali Ground White Pepper, & lime powder
  2. In a large stock pot, melt butter, add garlic and onion, sauté until onion softened, add chicken pieces, cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned, add al alali Tomato Paste
  3. Add canned tomatoes with their juice, the grated carrots, whole cloves garlic, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, salt, al alali Ground Black Pepper . Cook for about 3 minutes
  4. Add water and al alali Chicken Stock, bring the sauce to a boil, cover the pot and simmer until chicken is cooked. Gently add the rice
  5. Cover the pot & simmer until rice is cooked
  6. Add the raisins and a little more hot water, if necessary
  7. Cover & cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until the rice grains are separate
  8. Transfer the rice to a large serving platter and arrange the chicken pieces on top
  9. Sprinkle the toasted slivered almonds over the dish
  10. Serve and enjoy!
source: alalali

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