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Saudi Kabsa Recipe By Shireen Anwar

Saudi kabsa is an Arabian delicacy. It is a very unique rice dish full of traditional Arabic flavors. Make sure you try this wonderful recipe. And although it may seem very long, the recipe is very easy to understand. Just follow the steps and enjoy this delicious alternative to regular rice dishes

Saudi kabsa Recipe By Shireen Anwar

Saudi kabsa


  • ½ kg mutton
  • ½ kg rice
  • 1 capsicum (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 4 tomatoes
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp white cumin (crushed)
  • ½ tsp coriander seeds (crushed)
  • ½ tsp black pepper

For Spice Mix

  • ¼ tsp saffron
  • ¼ tsp green cardamom (ground)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (ground)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp white pepper

For Sauce

  • ½ Stock cube
  • 1 tin canned tomato
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Saudi Kabsa Cooking Method

  1. Soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan.
  3. Add the mutton to the hot oil and sauté in till it turns golden brown.
  4. Add 4 cups of water and let the meat cook for 45 minutes or till the meat is tender.
  5. Now take out the mutton and keep the stock aside for later.
  6. In a pan, melt the butter.
  7. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, capsicum, salt, black pepper, cumin and coriander seeds.
  8. Mix in the tomatoes and the spice mix and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the soaked rice, boiled mutton and the stock, cover with a lid and let it cook on a low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice cooks through.

For the Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and canned tomatoes and fry it well.
  3. Add the tomato paste, salt, black pepper, stock cube and 1 cup water.
  4. Let this thicken on a low flame.

For Serving

  1. Dish out the rice on a big platter.
  2.  Put the mutton pieces on top.
  3. Sprinkle the pine nuts on top.
  4. Saudi Kabsa Rice is ready. Serve with the thickened sauce.

Cook time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

Yield: 4 people

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