Omani food special: Arsaya Chicken

Saturday 21st, March 2015 / 12:13 Written by
in Gourmet
Omani food special: Arsaya Chicken

An Omani table will never be complete without seafood to create a spread that is truly rich in taste and nutrition. Fresh fish, shrimp and the very finest bounties of the sea are prepared to delightful perfection. What makes Omani cuisine deliciously distinctive is the way it borrows Asian tastes and flavors and incorporates them into typical Omani dishes to make it appealing and appetizing to every palate.

To enjoy an Omani meal is to taste the very essence of this beautiful country. It’s healthy balance of vegetables, meat and rice, infused with the mouth-watering aromas, delicious tastes and appealing presentation make it a cuisine that is unmatched in flavor and nutrition. Truly, the people of Oman and their guests are favored with food!


1 whole chicken, skinned, cut into 4 pieces

10 cups water or 2½ liters

8 whole cardamom pods

3 small cinnamon sticks

3 cubes MAGGI Chicken Stock

1½ cups rice or 300 g

4 tablespoons ghee

Clean and wash chicken pieces, place them in a large pot with the 10 cups of water. Bring to boil, removing froth as it appears.

Add cardamom, cinnamon sticks and MAGGI Chicken Stock, cook over low heat until chicken is done, remove from stock and set aside to cool then remove bones. Drain the stock and set aside.

Wash rice then add it to the remaining stock which should be about nine cups. Add more water if needed. Then add the cooked chicken and cook over medium heat with occasional stirring for 30 minutes or until the rice and chicken are well cooked.

Add the ghee to the rice mixture and mix thoroughly.

Blend with a hand blender and serve.

Source: Nestle


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