The Kabsa Dish
... KABSA DISH
Kabsa belongs to a family of mixed rice food that is mainly consumed in Jordan and Saudi Arabia though believed to be indigenous to Yemen. In Saudi Arabia, this food is considered a national dish. Kabsa is referred to as marchbus in the Gulf countries, but the preparation is the same as in Saudi Arabia. This dish is prepared by mixing different spices, rice, meat and vegetables. Spices commonly used in kabsa preparation are; black pepper, clove, cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, black lime, bay leaves and nutmeg. The prime taste of this food largely depends on the spices used in its preparation. Lamb, chicken, goat, camel meat or at times beef, fish and shrimp is the main ingredie...