Kabsa Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
5 from 1 vote
Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Mary Modified: October 15, 2021
Kabsa Recipe

 

How To Make Kabsa

This kabsa recipe yields a hearty Arabic dish loaded with flavorful spices, tender chicken, and flavorful tomato sauce served over warm rice.

Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

For Kabsa Spice Mix:

  • ½ tsp saffron
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground white pepper
  • ½ tsp dried whole lime powder
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 lb whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • ¼ cup tomato puree
  • 14½ oz tomatoes, diced, undrained
  • 3 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 ground nutmeg, pinch
  • 1 ground cumin, pinch
  • 1 ground coriander, pinch
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • cup hot water
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • cup basmati rice, unrinsed
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Instructions

  1. Mix together the saffron, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, white pepper, and lime powder in a small bowl, and set the spice mix aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent.

  3. Add the chicken pieces and brown them over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Mix in the tomato puree.

  4. Stir in the canned tomatoes with their juice, the grated carrots, whole cloves, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, and the Kabsa spice mix.

  5. Cook for about 3 minutes; pour in the water, and add the chicken bouillon cube.

  6. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pot. Simmer for about 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

  7. Gently stir in the rice. Cover the pot and simmer for about 25 minutes, until rice is tender and almost dry. Add the raisins and a little more hot water, if necessary.

  8. Cover and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes or until the rice grains are separate.

  9. Transfer the rice to a large serving platter and arrange the chicken pieces on top. Sprinkle the toasted slivered almonds over the dish. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 4g
  • :
  • Calcium: 70mg
  • Calories: 486kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 54g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Fat: 20g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g
  • Potassium: 560mg
  • Protein: 21g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 156mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 4684IU
  • Vitamin C: 13mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

Cakes

Blueberry Cream Cheese Cake Recipe

Indulge yourself with a sweet plate of cream cheese cake! Each bite comes with fresh blueberries and tasteful cream cheese for a more flavorful dessert.
1 hr 20 mins

Pies & Pastries

Vegan Banana Nut Scones Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with this flavorful scones recipe! It's vegan-friendly, and loaded with tasty banana and crunchy nuts.
30 mins

Baked

BBQ Beef Cornbread Pie Recipe

For a quick and filling meal, try our mouthwatering cornbread pie! Each bite comes with a savory barbecue beef that blends well with the fluffy cornbread.
50 mins

Cocktail

Classy Cosmopolitan Recipe

This popularized ladies' drink is easy to make with just a few ingredients. Our cosmopolitan recipe is a perfect mix you can enjoy anytime as you please.
5 mins

Baked

Basic Baked Frittata Recipe

Go back to basics with this simple, yet exquisitely flavorful baked frittata! Whip up a batch of these in just 30 minutes or less.
25 mins

Soup

Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This vegan cauliflower soup is made tasty by Thai red curry paste and coconut milk. White wine, lemon zest, and different herbs provide the umami flavor.
1 hr

Pan-Fry & Skillet

Ground Orange Chicken Recipe

Try this savory and piquant orange chicken for lunch today! The ground chicken is tossed in a flavorful sauce for a richer meal.
20 mins

Baked

Rosemary Parmesan Sweet Potato Recipe

If you're looking for a hearty sweet potato recipe, then give our tasteful side dish a try! Try this baked with a seasoning of rosemary and salty parmesan.
55 mins

Rice & Risotto

Asian Meatballs and Carrot Rice Recipe

Panko breadcrumbs and sriracha sauce give this meatball recipe Asian flavors. Prepare the rice and give this flavorful Asian meatballs recipe a try.
30 mins

Roast

Brown Sugar Garlic Pork Recipe

Try something new with for dinner with this sweet pork recipe! It's crusted with brown sugar and mixed with crunchy and tender vegetables for a full meal.
50 mins

Dip, Sauce & Condiment

Ultimate Bean Dip Recipe

Try making your snacks more tasty with this delectable bean dip! It's got notes of creaminess melded with flavors of tacos for a hearty snack dip.
5 mins
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to