As I always say Middleastern and Arab foods are one of my favourite, this rice is also my favourite. This one pot dish is very easy to make with less cutting and chopping. Kabsa is a type of Arab food made with rice and meat cooked in very mild spices.
Basmathi Rice- 2 cups
Chicken- 1 whole baby chicken cut into bite size pieces
Pepper powder- 1 tsp
Saudi Kabsa spice mix- 2 tsp
Onion- 1 sliced (optional)
Mixed fruit and nuts like cashew, almonds, sultanas or raisins, rub the chicken in peppe
Salt as required
Olive oil or ghee- 2 tbsp
For Kabsa Spice Mix:
Whole Black Peppercorns
Ginger( use powder or fresh)
Black cardamom pods
Take equal amount of spices and blend it together. You can also use ground spices and mix it together.
Wash the chicken well and cut into pieces, rub the chicken pieces in salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan, fry the nuts and fruits and set aside, then fry the sliced onions and set it aside.
Now fry the chicken pieces in same oil, one they slightly brown on each side, add the kabsa spice mix and mix well. Add some water and cover the pan, keep the heat in medium and cook till the chicken gets cooked.
Once the chicken is completely cooked, add the washed rice and 4 cups of water and salt to taste. Cover the pan, cook in medium heat until the rice is cooked.
When serving the rice, sprinkle the nuts and fried onions on top.
Serve the rice warm with yogurt and salad.
This recipe goes to Festive Rice Event by Akheela of Torview .