Lamb Kabsa With Jerrish Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Lamb Kabsa with Jerrish

Kabsa is a family of mixed rice dishes that are served mostly in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Packed with delicious ingredients, this rice dish calls for a celebration!


  • 5 cups water or 1250 ml
  • 1 kg lamb shanks, cut into medium size cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions or 300 g, cut into thin slices
  • 2 medium tomatoes or 300 g, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green chili pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 whole cardamom pods
  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 2 cups jerrish or 360 g, washed and drained

How to Prepare

  1. Add water and meat cubes to a large pot. Bring to boil and skim froth as it appears. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1½ hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Heat oil in a medium pot, add and cook onions over medium heat for 5-6 mins. Add chopped tomatoes, chili pepper, cumin powder, cardamom pods, black pepper, cinnamon stick, tomato paste and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes. Cook while stirring for 3-4 mins.
  3. Add the cooked meat with the stock to the pot, the stock should be around 3 cups or 750 ml, add more water if needed.
  4. Cover with the jerrish, bring to boil and cook covered over low heat for 30-35 mins or until jerrish is cooked.
  5. Turn the dish over a large serving dish and garnish with fried peeled almonds, raisins and pine seeds.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 767.00 Kcal
Protein: 47.00 g
Carbohydrate: 67.00 g
Fats: 36.00 g

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