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Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb

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Mutton Kabsa and Memories

I love the recipes with a good sprinkling of nostalgia associated with them. This Mutton Kabsa for instance… It’s aroma, its unique flavor, it always takes me back to my beautiful life in Saudi Arabia. My birthplace. Kabsa is a Saudi staple and is made with Mutton, Chicken or even Prawns.  The simple and humble dish is prepared quite easily, with all the Saudi homes having their own trademark spice-blend to enhance that irresistible, comforting aroma and flavor.  Here, I am sharing an authentic preparation of Mutton Kabsa. Prime Indian Mutton (Goat meat) is best for Kabsa.

My mom made this Kabsa so perfectly!! I would be so thrilled when I walked in the door after school and got that distinct whiff of Kabsa Spice!!

Kabsa with Lamb or Mutton can be made in a crockpot, but in Saudi, a pressure cooker is more commonly used and I believe it gives delicious results! Kabsa is often comparable and confused with Mandi, another Middle Eastern Rice preparation, the difference mainly that Kabsa spice is usually a bit stronger whereas Mandi is smokier and in the traditional ‘under the ground’ cooking method, it is more often made without any oil at all.

I also have here: my favorite recipe for Chicken Kabsa, albeit – a bit more work than the everyday Kabsa, but well worth the effort!  And here is my Simple Kabsa Recipe, which is the method that most homes use to make it very easily (The one-pot method). I also have a delicious Shrimp Kabsa Recipe here.

Even today, when I want to feel like a child again, with no worries in the world, in the cool shade and guidance of my dear parents, I will always cook something from my childhood… to give myself and my family that feeling of being wrapped with unconditional love.

It’s a fact that many people see Saudi Arabia as a controversial country. However, having lived there half my life and having met people from every single country on earth, living there in harmony, I have only beauteous memories. Check out my Video for Mutton Kabsa below.




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Recipe Name: Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
Recipe Type: Rice dishes
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Yield: ( 6-8 servings)

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The recipe in brief with step by step photos for MUTTON KABSA:

  • Par-cook the mutton with turmeric and salt.
  • mutton par cooked Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Fry the long slices of garlic in oil till golden and remove.
  • DSC 1611 Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lambfried garlic flakes Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Saute onions in same oil used for frying garlic.saute onion Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Add the chopped ginger and saute until fragrant and lightly golden.
  • add ginger Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb sauteed onion and ginger Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Add fresh tomato and canned tomato.
  • add tomato Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb and canned tomatoes Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Stir in the tomato paste ( concentrate) as well.
  • tomato paste Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Cook till tomatoes are mashed.
  • tomato reduced to a pulp Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Return the fried garlic flakes, reserving some for the final garnish.
  • add fried galric flakes Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Add the Kabsa Spices ( powdered) and stir till aromatic.
  • add kabsa spices Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb added kabsa spices Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Add the fresh mint leaves and stir till wilted.
  • add mint leaves Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Also add the dried limes (Loomi) now. I have made a cut in the limes to help release more scent and flavoring.
  • make a cut in the dried lime Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb add dried lime Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Tip in the par-cooked mutton.
  • add parcooked mutton Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Toss thoroughly but gently to coat.
  • coat the mutton Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Heat clarified butter and crack spices in another pan.
  • spices in ghee Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Fry the drained rice gently till coated in butter and light gold in color.
  • fry the rice Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb rice golden Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Add the fried rice on top of the mutton in the pressure cooker.
  • reheat mutton Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • add rice on top of mutton Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Add water and salt as specified in the recipe.
  • add water and salt Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb stir once or twice Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Stir once or twice. Don’t overmix.

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  • Add the lime juice and close the pressure cooker. Cook as specified. Allow to cool.
  • close pressure cooker Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Open, and gently fluff up the rice.
  • after cooking 10 minutes Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb fluff up rice Mutton Kabsa | Arabian Rice with Mutton/Lamb
  • Serve, garnished as desired with pine nuts, almonds, and the reserved garlic flakes.
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Key Ingredients: Mutton/Lamb, Rice, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Tomato, Lime, Dried Lime, Oil, Clarified butter, Spices, Mint.

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  1. Avatar Sheena Morais 1 month ago

    I tried this recipe. It was absolutely delicious, and my family just loved it. Your website is awesome!

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