Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mom's Roasted Chicken with Two Color Basmati Rice


For Chicken:


2 whole chickens, each cut to 4.
olive oil.
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric.
1/2 teaspoon Arabic gulf mix spice.
1/2 teaspoon Saudi Kabsa spice.
Fresh ground black pepper.
Salt to taste.

1) Season Chicken with olive oil & spices, place Chicken in roasting pan (roast 40-50 minutes) in 350 F oven.

For Basmati Rice:


First * Carrot Basmati Rice:

1 cup basmati rice.
1 medium carrot, shredded.
1/2 teaspoon Saudi Kabsa spice.
Fresh ground black pepper.
Salt to taste.
1 1/2 cup chicken stock.

Second* Herbs Basmati Rice:

1 cup basmati rice.
1/2 cup parsley, chopped.
2-3 scallions, sliced.
Fresh ground black pepper.
Salt to taste.
1 1/2 cup chicken stock.
1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric.

To cook the rice:
First * in a deep pan add all ingredients, bring to boil, simmer cover, and cook on a very low heat for 12-20 minutes.

Second* in another deep pan Heat oil ,add scallions, cook, and stirring until scallions is just soft, then add all ingredients except turmeric, bring to boil, simmer cover, and cook on a very low heat for 12-20 minutes than Sprinkle with turmeric (don't mix) to get the Yellow color & cover the pan.


Seena said...

Wow, colorful rice!

Namratha said...

Delicious platters of food!

Mona said...

Hmmmm, Everything looks so delicious! Any special occasion? The roasted chicken and the two kinds of Basmati rice look so gorgeous and too tempting! Thnx for sharing the recipes. Gorgeous pictures!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks so tasty! I'm especially keen to try the herbed rice, although the chicken looks great too.

Arabic Bites said...

seena,thanks :)

namratha,thank you for stopping by.

Mona,thank you! no special occasion this time ,but It's always nice when my mom cooks ;)

fearless kitchen,the herbed rice is my favorites too ,it's so good! & you can serve it with fish, meat, not just chicken.


meeso said...

This dish looks great, the chicken looks so yummy...I can imagine eating this with some yogurt.

Cynthia said...

What a delicious meal this is!

Jj said...

Looks marvelous -- the chicken, the!

Arabic Bites said...

you read my mind ;)

Thank you :)

Thanks so much! You are so nice :)


kellypea said...

Wow. Yummy rice and goodness, that chicken looks soooo tasty! I've scrolled several of your recipes and they all look so wonderful. The spice combos make me want to start cooking right now...

Arabic Bites said...

first welcome,& thank you for the comment,try the spice combos believe me you will not regret.


umzacharia said...

Insha Allah all is well.
this turned out great, as usual. its such a great dish to cook after work. have done similar ones before but this spice combo is a good one. Thanks again!!

Arabic Bites said...

Ahlan umzacharia,
we always happy to hear from you :)
the spice combos give this dish delicious flavor.
thank you for the comment.

zainab :)

Giddy Gastronome said...

Thank you for accepting my "friend request" from foodbuuzz, I just joined yesterday. I have come to visit your culinary haven and discovered beautiful delights. Rice is especially my favorite grain and I shall be trying out your recipes! It looks sooooo delicious, it makes me want to take a plane and come right over all the way from Colorado U.S.A where I live to ski and eat. LOL!!

Arabic Bites said...

Giddy Gastronome,
You're welcome :) I'm glad that you like the blog,& you are more than welcome to come over ;)
keep visiting.


Ann said...

I tried this recipe - the two colored rice idea is fantatstic. Again, because my family likes their food really spicy, i ahd to increase the spice, I needed to double the amount of spices for marinating the chicken. It came out really well, i love this dish!

Joyce said...

Your food always looks so appetizing. Beautiful presentation.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That chicken looks really good! I love roasted chicken! Such comfort food, here.

Muslimah Jabir said...

YEAH!!!! I love this recipe and so did my Iraqi husband! <3 thanks so much and I will for sure be using your recipes again!

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