Saudi Kabsa Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Saudi Kabsa

Don't hold back that eager cook inside you. This Saudi Kabsa is an easy recipe to begin with! Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more cooking inspirations.


  • 5 cups water or 1250 ml
  • 1 kg lamb or beef meat cut into 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
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • 2.5 cups Basmati rice or 500 g

How to Prepare

  1. Place water and meat cubes in a large pot, bring to a boil and skim froth as it appears. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until meat is tender.
  2. In a medium size pot, heat vegetable oil and cook onions over medium heat for 5-6 mins. Add tomatoes, chili pepper, cumin powder, cardamom powder, black pepper, cinnamon stick, tomato paste, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon and cook constantly stirring.
  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 rice, bring to boil and cook covered over low heat for 20 mins or until the rice is cooked.
  5. Turn the dish over a large serving dish and garnish with fried peeled almonds, raisins and pine seeds.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 668.00 Kcal
Protein: 32.00 g
Carbohydrate: 65.00 g
Fats: 30.00 g

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