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Bukhari Rice with Chicken

A legacy of Bukhara

Bukhara has a lot of impact in the Arabian peninsula especially when it comes to the land of Hejaz due to various reasons including the spread of Islam and trade-in earlier times.

It is not sure that Uzbek dish (Bukhari Rice) penetrated in the region due to Afghan expats or introduced in the Turkish era. But it is quite evident that Bukhari Rice has become part of everyday food and widely loved across the Arabian region.

The Uzbek Delicacy

Bukhara is capital of Uzbekistan, Uzbek rice dish is known as Pulov or Pulao and has lasting impact across the silk route. The similar khushmaza pulao is made in many Tajik speaking states as well as Afghanistan and some parts of Pakistan with different variations (adding chickpeas and potatoes).

The Famous Ruz Bukhari & Shawaya

“Ruz” means rice and “Shawaya” means grill in Arabic. It is served with Bukhari rice and Grilled chicken in Ruz Bukhari restaurants. These restaurants are spread across Saudi Arabia, from urban cities to highways, northern cold borders to southern coastal villages, such restaurants are found in almost every neighbourhood.

Bukhari Rice served along with grilled chicken or charcoal chicken, with famous tomato sauce, onion and lemon as a set standard along with other side items which vary from region to region.

It is undoubtedly cost-effective and most favourite food by locals and expatriates. For me, it has not only a nostalgic effect but a nourishing love of childhood.

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Bukhari rice with the chicken recipe is here to take you back to the Arabian journey of taste and memories.

Ingredients


CHICKEN MARINATION

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper (Powder)
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Powder)
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 900 g Whole Chicken

FOR RICE

  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 2 medium Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Green Cardamom
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 medium Grated Carrots
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 medium Tomato
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin (Powder)
  • 6 cups Very Warm Water
  • 3 cups Rice

FOR TOMATO SAUCE

  • 2 medium Tomato (Diced)
  • 1 Green Chilli (Chopped)
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Lemon With Pulp
  • To taste Salt

Directions


  1. In a bowl add all spices, mix well, and marinate the chicken with spices.
  2. Pour some hot water in the base tray and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. (half-hour one side and half-hour for another side)
  3. Wash the rice and sock in water for 4 hours.
  4. In a pan heats the oil and add onion cook until onion changes its color.
  5. Then add whole spices and carrots cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Now add tomato paste, cook then add blended tomato and cook until all water dries.
  7. Add cumin powder cook for some time then add 6 cups of hot water.
  8. When the water starts boiling then add soaked rice and cook until all water dries.
  9. Cover the pan with foil and cook on a very low flame for 20 minutes.

FOR TOMATO SAUCE

In a blender add tomato, garlic, green chili, lemon pulp, salt and blend until a fine paste

Bukhari Rice with Chicken

Bukhari rice with chicken recipe is here to take you back to the Arabian journey of taste and memories. Famous across Saudi Arabia, a delicious street food, the mesmerizing Bukhari rice with shawaya or fahm is always a famous choice of expats.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Arabian
Servings 4
Calories 863 kcal

Ingredients
  

CHICKEN MARINATION

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper (Powder)
  • 1 tsp Cumin (Powder)
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chili  (Powder)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 900 gram  Whole Chicken

FOR RICE

  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 2 Medium Onion  Chopped
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Green Cardamom
  • 6 Cloves
  • 1 Medium Carrots Grated
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tomato Medium
  • 1/2 tbsp  Cumin Powder
  • 6 cups   Water Very Warm
  • 3 cups Rice

FOR TOMATO SAUCE

  • 2 Medium Tomato Diced
  • 1 Green Chilli Chopped
  • Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Lemon With Pulp
  • To taste Salt

Instructions
 

For Chicken

  • In a bowl add all spices, mix well, and marinate the chicken with spices.
  • Pour some hot water in the base tray and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. (half-hour one side and half-hour for another side)

For Rice

  • Wash the rice and sock in water for 4 hours.
  • In a pan heats the oil and add onion cook until onion changes its color.
  • Then add whole spices and carrots cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add tomato paste, cook then add blended tomato and cook until all water dries.
  • Add cumin powder cook for some time then add 6 cups of hot water.
  • When the water starts boiling then add soaked rice and cook until all water dries.
  • Cover the pan with foil and cook on a very low flame for 20 minutes.

FOR TOMATO SAUCE

  • In a blender add tomato, garlic, green chili, lemon pulp, salt and blend until a fine paste

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 863kcalCarbohydrates: 121gProtein: 12gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 698mgPotassium: 465mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 658IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 4mg
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