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The national dish of Saudi Arabia - Kabsa Fahm (Ruz Bukhari)

Recipe: The national dish of Saudi Arabia - Kabsa Fahm (Ruz Bukhari)

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Chicken

  • 1000 g chicken breast
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kabsa spice mix see details further down

Rice

  • 600 g basmati rice 3 cups
  • 4 tbsp butter preferably ghee/clarified butter
  • 1400 ml chicken broth 6 cups
  • 2 pinches turmeric
  • 2 small carrots
  • 4 tbsp raisins
  • salt

Daqous (Spiced Tomato Sauce)

  • 950 ml finely crushed tomatoes / tomato puree 4 cups
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 pinches cumin
  • 2 tsp tahini roasted sesame paste
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp baharat spice mix see details further down

Baharat spice mix (mix all ingredients together and use only ½ tsp)

  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • ½ tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tbsp ground cloves
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder

Kabsa spice mix (mix all ingredients together and use only ½ tsp)

  • ½ tsp saffron
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground dried lime
  • ¼ tsp ground fennel seeds optional
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander optional

Instructions
 

Chicken

  • Season chicken breasts with olive oil, salt and pepper and Kabsa spice mix.
  • Cook the chicken on the grill or in the oven, turning occasionally until cooked through.

Rice

  • Rinse the rice well and soak in cold water for 20 minutes. Drain.
  • In a deep pan melt butter, add grated carrots and raisins, sauté.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered on low heat for 15-20 minutes until done.

Daqqūs

  • Mix all the ingredients in a medium pot.
  • Simmer over low heat, while stirring, until well combined.
  • Add more liquid if needed (water or chicken broth).
  • Serve chicken with rice, daqqūs and a green salad.