Kabsa is made of chicken that is slowly simmered in a spicy broth of tomatoes and spices.
Savoy cabbage leaves. I cut a large chicken into 6 pieces. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer and cover the pot. The tomatoes and tomato paste are stirred into a tomato sauce. Partially baking the chicken will ensure it is cooked through after added to the pot with the rice.
Melt butter in a large stock pot casserole or dutch oven. This chicken is then removed and either fried or grilled while the broth is used to cook the rice. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil with 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan. Go back to doing whatever you want maybe catch up on some reading.
Kabsa is the very definition of a one pot dish of chicken and rice. Stir in tomatoes tomato paste orange zest and juice stock cardamom cloves cinnamon and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Stir in the canned tomatoes with their juice the grated carrots whole cloves nutmeg cumin coriander salt black pepper and the kabsa spice mix. Add the rice to the pot of simmering gravy pot1.
Boil the meat in an aromatic spice bathdump meat spices and aromatics into a pot cover with water cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Cook for about 3 minutes. Pour in reserved 4 cups of chicken broth. And thats the secret of the unbeatable taste of this dish.
Add tomatoes carrots cloves all the spices salt and pepper. Close the lid and turn it ob pressure cook for 10 minutes. For this chicken kabsa recipe youll need large pieces of chicken. Cook for a couple of minutes.
Pour in the water and add the chicken bouillon cube. Now there is one problem in this it might give you the burn warning. Heres how easy it is to make lamb kabsa. When the meat is cooked strain the stock reserve the meat.
The rice absorbs the juices from the chicken and vegetables and is moist. First in the pan and then on the grill. Bring to a boil. Theres one important element that makes both the chicken and rice so delicious.
Immediately fluff up the rice with a fork adding a little butter if desired. Stir in tomato puree simmer over a low heat for a couple of minutes. Add chicken pieces onion garlic saute until onion is tender. Cover and cook till done water runs dry.
Cook stirring occasionally until vegetables begin to soften 3 to 5 minutes. Kabsa in the instant pot. I used 15 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. Well be cooking chicken in two stages.
To make this recipe in the instant pot start with the ip on the saute option and follow the steps exactly until you add the rice and check the seasoning. Mix in the seasoned rice and cook until rice grains are hot 2 to 3 minutes. Cook the chicken in the oven with some oil for about 30 minutes until the chicken pieces are slightly browned. Squeeze a little lemon juice on the broiled chicken pieces.
Reduce heat to medium and stir in onion garlic ginger carrot cumin coriander and turmeric.