"This is a traditional Saudi Arabian rice and chicken dish, though Arabs of every country know and love this dish. It has a lot of spices which makes it full of flavor. Baharat (Arabic 7-spice mix) can be found at Middle Eastern grocery stores." — Zahra
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chicken breast halves
1 1/2 teaspoons
whole cardamom pods
baharat (Arabic 7-spice mix)
ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups
very ripe tomatoes, chopped
I made this tonight hoping it would be good and my husband and I loved it!!
Thank you. I will be cooking this today. :)
My mom's best friend lives in Saudi Arabia, and her husband used to cook this for us when I was younger. While this particular recipe smelled and tasted different than the Kabsa I have had (I know there are many variations to Kabsa, much like the Spanish Paella), it was still good. I do think that the broth used to cook the rice needs more chicken flavor, even after boiling the chicken in it, so next time I would add some boullion. I used 2-3 times more chicken than this recipe called for, and it still seemed like a lot of rice in comparison to the chicken. P.S. My 2.5-year-old daughter ate this dish without hesitation! I think the raisins won her over :)
We worked in Saudi Arabia for nearly 24 years (we are Canadian) and loved the Saudi people & their wonderful hospitality. I tried this dish in an attempt to recapture the essence of the great food Saudi Arabia offers & was delighted with the result. Thank you Zahra!
cmr in Vancouver, Canada
Used no salt added tomatoes since it's winter right now and used a recipe for baharat to make my own. Was wonderful- will make again!
Delicious from the very first mouthful to the last! You can't go wrong with this one!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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