Recipes >> Rice, Biryani, Pulao Recipes > Ruz Bukhari (Arabic Dish)
Serves 9 persons
Bukhari Rice (known in Arabic as Ruz al Bukhari) is a Saudi Arabian speciality (some say it is Afghani by origin,,because it also have carrots and raisins but these are not caramelised). It is by far one of most famous Arabic meals and is a fragrant flavourful rice dish normally served with roast chicken (Dajaj). Or with Salata Hara (a fresh and spicy tomato sauce),or simply with some chopped fresh salad .It is a delicious combination on meat and rice. Rice cook on steam and meat aroma infuse in rice which make them even more tasty. You can add kabuli chana (black chick peas and chopped almonds too..If you have bukhari spice mix or Shan Bukhari rice spice mix then use it for nice aroma.It is Saudi Arabian speciality ,they have original strong whole spices (garam masala),that fragrant whole spices are not available in Pakistan.Must try this rice dish.
Mutton Bukhari rice
Rice 1 kg or 4 and 1/2 cups (washed and soaked)
Mutton with bones 1 kg
Tomato paste 1 cup
Medium size Onion3 sliced
Salt 3 tsp
Oil 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 4 tbsp
White cumin 2 tsp
Green Cardamom 6 pods
Coriander seeds 2 tbsp
Black Pepper 10 pods
Cinnamon 1 stick
Jullienne cut Carrots 250 gms 3 to 4
Raisin 2 tbsp (washed)
Bay leaf 2 leaves
In a big pot , heat oil and brown the onions .
Add meat ,cumin and ginger garlic paste ,fry until meat changes the color.
Add the tomato paste and fry well.
Grind the green cardamom,coriander seeds and black pepper (you can also wrap them up without grinding in cloth to make a spice bag).
Add the grounded spices or spice bag and 4 glasses of water in the pan.
Add the cinnamon stick,salt, and bay leafs and cook until the meat is tender .You will have almost 2 glasses of stock left then add the carrots and raisins.
Also Add rice and Allow to cook for 10 minutes on high heat.Add little water if require enough to cook rice.
Keep on steam for 15 minutes. Your dish is ready . serve hot.