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Yemeni Kabsa

Category: Chicken / Eggs

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Yemeni Kabsa

One of the most delicious dishes in Yemen. The HawayejShirkah [mixture of ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamon, pepper, and sometimes turmeric] is most important for this type of delicacy.

  • 1 chicken or 1 lb of lamb cut into medium pieces
  • If you are using lamb then boil it until it is well done
  • 1 cup and a 1/2 of rice half boiled [which means boiled until almost done, but not quite]
  • 1 tsp and a 1/2 of the spice mix of your choice
  • 2 clovers of garlic roughly crushed
  • 1 tomato roughly chopped
  • 1 green chilly pepper roughly chopped
  • 1 tblsp of cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes quartered
  • Yellow / orange rice coloring
  • Medium onion roughly chopped into slices
  • 2-3 tbslp of oil
  1. In the pot, under medium high heat, add the onion slices and let brown a little.
  2. Then add the oil and potatoes. When the onion has browned, add the meat, garlic, spice, tomatoes, green chilli, and cilantro.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes and then add 1 cup of water and let it cook until the potato is almost done.
  4. Layer all the rice on top. Sprinkle a little of the food coloring and about 2 tbslp of water and place in oven for 20-30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite salad.

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