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Friday, September 18, 2009

Eid Recipe | Albokary from Saudi Arabia

Eid ul Fitr 2009 is fast approaching. We plan to feature some exciting Eid recipes from around the world in this blog. So that you may try these Eid recipes for your family and friends.

Today, we feature a popular Arabian Gulf main dish recipe that would be great for an Eid main dish. It is called the Albokary . The Albokary is a rice dish that is similar to the Indian Briyani. The Saudis love their Albokary. And you will too when you try it out this Eid!

This Eid recipe is a must try for you!

Eid Recipes
Albokary - Saudi Arabian Rice with Chicken


2 whole chickens, each cut to 4.
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil.
3 large onions, finely chopped.
3 cloves garlic, crushed.

Whole Spices
4 cinnamon sticks.
8 whole cloves.
8 whole cardamom pods.
2 shaiba leaves.
1 teaspoon black peppercorns.
1 teaspoon cumin seeds.

pinch of nutmeg.
Fresh ground black pepper .
1 teaspoon salt or to taste.

3 cups basmati rice.
1 cup tomato juice.
3 1/2 cups water.


1) Heat oil in large pan; cook onions until browned, than add garlic and stir

2) Add chicken, salt, ground black pepper and Whole spices, stir, cook, until chicken brown, simmer cover, for 20 minutes per side.

3) Remove chicken from the pan.

4) To cook the rice: add rice to same pan you cook chicken in, just discard cinnamon sticks + shaiba leaves.

5)Add tomato juice +water + salt to basmati rice and bring to boil, simmer cover, cook on a very low heat for 12-20 minutes.

Try this Eid Recipe Today!

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Blogger Sophia said...

This is a great recipe! I love bukhari rice. Please tell me what does shaiba leaves called in English? I live in Indonesia so i'm not sure that we have shaiba leaves here, but i'll try to find it online.

October 14, 2011 at 2:08 AM  

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