Friday, September 23, 2016

KABSA

Kabsa is a traditional Arabic dish originates from Yemen and most commonly served in the Middle East countries.  By using only the main ingredients, this is the simplest and basic way of cooking Kabsa.  I intended not to use spices since the intention is only to cook plain Kabsa and besides spices are depending from our choice of taste and it just varies from geographical locations.  To start, we’ll need to prepare the following:
1 cup of Basmati rice.
3 pieces of Chicken breasts cut into halves each
1 table spoon of Ghee (option butter)
1 big onion cut into quartets
3 big tomatoes chopped and 1 cut into quartets.
1 small carrot shredded             optional).
Salt and pepper to taste
Few Gerger for garnish (Arugula)

Here is how to cook:
 1. Soak ng Basmati rice for 30       minutes.
 2. Heat the pan and melt the         ghee.
 3. Saut√© the onion then follow       the tomatoes.
 4. Add the chicken breast and         stir for five minutes.
 5. Add ¼ cup of water to cook the     chicken breast for 15 minutes.
 6. Add the rice, stir and cover.   7. Check and stir from time to       time.  
 8. You will need to add more         water until the rice is           cooked.  Use hot water and put     little amount of water one at     a time.
 9. Place in a large platter,         topping the chicken.
 10.Put pieces of gerger leaves       for garnish.
 11.And lastly, just eat right.

Happy Saudi National Day.

By Alex V. Villamayor
September 23, 2016

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