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Kabsah - Saudi Arabian Rice and Meat
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Serves/Makes:4 or more

  • 1 whole cut-up chicken (see substitutions at comment section)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) oil
  • 4 cups (950 ml) raw rice, soaked and drained
  • 7-1/2 cups (1775 ml) water
  • 1 6 oz (168 grm). can tomato paste
  • Seasonings to taste:
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Curry
  • Cinnamon
  • Condiments:
  • plain yogurt
  • hot sauce
  • In a bowl, cover rice with water and allow to soak 1/2 to 1 hour.
  • In a large pot, saute onions, tomatoes and meat in oil.
  • Add spices to taste and simmer for about 10 minutes over low to medium heat.
  • Add 7-1/2 cups (1775 ml) water and simmer until meat is tender.
  • Drain rice which has been soaking and add to pot.
  • Add tomato paste.
  • Cook until water has been absorbed.
  • Serve with plain yogurt, hot sauce, and fresh tossed greens and vegetable salad.
This is a very traditional dish in Saudi Arabia and most parts of the Middle East.

Substitutions: 1 1/2 pounds of lamb, stewing beef, or your favorite meat is fine.

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