Friday, September 23, 2016


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. Sauté 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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