Kabsa is a rice-based dish, The dish is made from flavourful seasoned basmati rice, juicy meat.
Updated: Feb 1, 2022
When it comes to making dinner, I like to keep it simple with just one pot. It minimize on the clean-up afterwards.
kabsa is a rice-based dish, The dish is made from flavourful basmati rice, juicy meat and scattered generously with toasted nuts.
2 lbs beef cubes cut in pieces
2 Cups basmati rice
4 Cups beef broth
2 onions , thinly sliced
5 cloves garlic
1 bundle cilantro ( chopped)
1 bundle paresly (chopped)
4 small tomatoes ( thinly chopped)
2 green hot chili peppers (optional)
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
3 pods green cardamom
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
1 tablespoon garam masala
1 cinnamon stick
1 dried lime ( poked through)
4 tablespoons slivered almonds (for garnish)
In a large pot on low to medium heat, add the cut pieces of meat season with bay leaves, cinnamon sticks and dried lime. Pour in 4 cups of water and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and simmer gently for 1 hour until the meat is tender.
Meanwhile, fry all the slivered almonds in a pan until lightly golden brown. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the rice. Rinse with water 2 to 3 times or until the water is clear.
In a skillet on medium to high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and add sliced onions and garlic. Fry for 2 minutes while stirring.
Add the salt, black pepper, cumin, cardamom, gram masala, and turmeric. Continue toasting for one minutes while stirring.
Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and dried lime. Stir for 30 seconds.
Add the chopped tomatoes, parsley and cilantro, stir for another one min.
Add the meat pieces and washed rice, then add the beef stock stir only once. Reduce the heat to very low.
Cover the pot and simmer very gently for 15 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed. Top it with toasted nuts and serve immediately