An Middle East Rice – Its Arabic dish of rice & chicken where the rice is cooked in the chicken broth & topped with the fried chicken, fresh salad
1 full 1kg chicken
2 large cut onions
1 1″ cinnamon stick
3-4 red dried chilies
1/2 tsp pepper corns
3 bay leaves
1/2 tsp garlic-ginger paste
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chili pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 glasses rice – washed & drained
4 glasses water
In a pressure cooker/ vessel, fry chopped onions in 2 tbsp heated oil, then add whole spices (cinnamon, cardamoms, red dried chilies, cloves, tsp pepper corns, bay leaves) & fry well.
Add the garlic-ginger paste & salt & fry well.
Add the whole chicken & toss the spices over & around it – fry for 2 minutes, tossing gently. Add the water, cover & cook till the chicken is done.
Take the chicken out from this vessel & add the rice to it. Cook rice in this water & transfer onto a serving tray. Smear the cooked chicken with the red-chili, turmeric, cumin & pepper powders & the soy sauce and shallow fry on a frying pan in 2 tbsp heated oil.
Turn over & ensure both sides are well colored to a dark red-brownish to golden-brown.
Place this cooked chicken on the rice tray & serve with a cold salad.
Note: This recipe can also be made with lamb/ Mutton but this is how we made in Kuwait its Yummy.