Updated: Dec 16, 2022
The National dish of Saudi Arabia, Kabsa is an Arabic mixed rice dish typically eaten on special occasions and holidays. This recipe is a crowd pleasing one pot rice and meat dish perfect for dinner with the family or friends!
Servings: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 45 mins Total Time: 1 hour
2 TBLS O.G. Ghee
1 1/2 TBLS Arabian Kasba Spice
1 garlic clove crushed
1 Large onion , diced
1 ½ pounds of chicken (breast, thighs etc. your choice)
1 Cup basmati rice
2 TBLS tomato paste
1 ½ TSP salt
2 Cups chicken stock
Soak the rice in tap water for 15 mins
Heat the ghee on medium- high and cook the chicken on a deep skillet or pot until browned. Remove chicken and set aside.
Quickly add the Kabsa spice and bay leaves, stir for 2 mins or until fragrant.
Add garlic & stir for 30 secs then add diced onion and stir for a few more mins
Add the rice, tomato paste and salt then stir everything well until distributed.
Pour in the chicken stock and add in the chicken from earlier and bring to boil then reduce the heat, and cover.
Continue to cook on low for 30 mins or until stock is absorbed.
Turn heat off, uncover and let it set for a few minutes.
Fluff it up with a fork and serve.