Saudi Kabssah


A refreshing and light Saudi meal, packed full of flavorful and great ingredients.


1 onion (diced)
2 T olive oil
2 tomato (peeled and diced)
1 clv garlic (crushed)
1 chicken (cut in half)
1 T cumin


  1. In a pot, cook the onions in the oil until they become translucent, then add the garlic, tomato paste, tomatoes, salt, pepper and spices.
  2. Cook until a thick sauce appears before chucking in the chicken halves for a few minutes.
  3. Cover the chicken in water so it is completely under and cook on a low heat for 40-50 minutes.
  4. Take the chicken halves out and put them to cook in the oven until golden brown on the outside.
  5. Cook the rice in the pot with the chicken broth until nearly no liquid is left.
  6. Place the rice on plates, top with chicken and serve with yogurt or salad.
4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour, 40 minutes