Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Saudi Kabsa

Saudi Kabsa

1 roasting chicken, small one for 2 people and large one for 4 people
2 bay leaves
1 maggie chicken bouillon cube
1 diced onion
2 chopped garlic cloves
6 cardamoms
5 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 dried lemons
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon coriander
salt pepper
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
4 hard-boiled eggs
pine nuts, and raisins, for flavor

PLEASE note, when cooking with basmati rice you always have to soak in water first or it will not cook well, for at least 15 mins!
In a stockpot add your onions and garlic on medium and let brown. Then add all of your *spices. Stir in tomato sauce on med heat until sauce thickens.
Then add you chicken into the sauce. I let it sauté for a few minutes on med heat still. Rotate your chicken so it gets all the flavors. After this add your maggie and water. Add water so it covers your chicken this is usually between half and full that I do.
Now let your chicken cook like this for about 35 minutes. The first few minutes let it cook on boil them turn the heat down to medium for the rest of time.
Meanwhile get another pot the same size and put your basmati in it. I use about 4 teacups full (the Arabic tea cup) then add some vegetable oil or ghee. Not too much but not to less. Then just set your rice aside until after your chicken has cooked.
Now after your chicken has cooked for 35 minutes you will turn your oven on broil. Put the chicken in a roasting pan. I add the dried lemons to it. You have to watch it because it only takes a minute on so on broil. It will get crispy and blacken a bit but this is how it is supposed to be.
Do not throw your broth away that you cooked your chicken in because we will use this to cook the rice.
Add the broth spices and all to your rice (just let it cover the rice and some extra) then just throw the rest away. Cook rice covered for 8 minutes then uncover stirring and cook for another 8 minutes. Make sure you left your sticks and all in the rice this makes it tasty.
Now on a serving platter put your rice, then lay your chicken on top, add boiled eggs around the chicken and sprinkle nuts and raisins. You now have the best Saudi Kabsa there is.

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