Traditional Saudi Ricesaleeg Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Place the chicken, cardamom pods, cinnamon, and the whole three red onion into a large oven plate
  3. Fill with enough water to cover the chicken
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat;
  5. Boil for 20 minutes or till the chicken is cooked.
  6. . Reserve 4 cups of the resulting chicken stock in a large saucepan.
  7. Remove the chicken and onion from the oven and place in a roasting pan.
  8. Season the chicken with the dried cilantro, black pepper, and salt; cover with aluminum foil.
  9. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking until the chicken becomes golden brown.
  10. Meanwhile, pour the rice in with the reserved chicken stock add another cinnamon stick and cardamom to add more flavor to the rice.
  11. Bring the rice to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.Boil until the rice is tender and stir gently.
  12. When rice become sticky, add the milk to the rice then add butter on the top
  13. Once it reaches a boil, cover the saucepan and reduce the heat to low,
  14. Simmer covered for 15 minutes.
  15. ; cook uncovered until no liquid remains.
  16. Serve the rice topped with the chicken and onion
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 554.96 Kcal (2324 kJ)
Calories from fat 356.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.66g 61%
Cholesterol 195.18mg 65%
Sodium 371.35mg 15%
Potassium 607.55mg 13%
Total Carbs 11.2g 4%
Sugars 8.33g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1.15g 5%
Protein 35.79g 72%
Vitamin C 9.1mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 186.3mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 150.31 Kcal (629 kJ)
Calories from fat 96.67 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.74g 61%
Cholesterol 52.87mg 65%
Sodium 100.58mg 15%
Potassium 164.56mg 13%
Total Carbs 3.03g 4%
Sugars 2.26g 33%
Dietary Fiber 0.31g 5%
Protein 9.69g 72%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 15%
Iron 0.5mg 10%
Calcium 50.4mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.2
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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