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Cumin & Rice with Chicken

  • 1/5 lb (680g) Chicken Breast

  • 2 Cups Rice

  • Cumin Approx. 2 Tbsp

  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

  • 1 Small Onion

  • 3 Bay Leaves

  • Turmeric, Ground Chili Pepper, Salt


1- Combine rice with 2 tbsp salt and 4 cups of water in a large bowl and soak/rest for two hours.
2- Slice the onion.
3- Cut the chicken breast as preferred.


1- Lay the onions on a large pot, lay the chicken breasts over the onions to make a layer.
2- Add bay leaves on top, add turmeric, ground chili pepper and salt.
3- Pour in water until it barely covers the chicken breasts.
4- Cover the pot with a lid and simmer for 25 minutes over medium heat or until chickens are cooked.
5- Drain the soaked rice.
6- Take a large pot, Pour few cups of water and bring to a boil.
7- Add the rice to the pot, simmer until tendered. Remove the foam with a saptula if necessary.
8- Drain the tendered rice and rinse with cold water few times.
9- Take a third pot, transfer half of the rice on to the pot and spread across to cover the pot's surface.
10- Sprinkle one tablespoon of cumin evenly on top rice.
11- Lay the chicken pieces over the rice and add a tsp of cumin over the chicken pieces.
12- Add the rest of the rice to cover the chickens.
13- Add one more tsp of cumin on top of the rice.
14- Combine 2 tbsp vegetable oil with 1/3 cup of boiling water, stir well and pour over the rice evenly.
15- Cover the pot with a large napkin to absorb the steam when simmering, and cover with a lid.
16- Heat the pot for 25 minutes over medium heat.
17- Stir before serve.
Saffron Can be added to the rice

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