Ramadan Recipes: Saleeg

  • Publish date: Sunday، 16 April 2023 Last update: Monday، 15 May 2023
Ramadan Recipes: Saleeg

Saleeg is a classic Saudi Arabian rice dish that has a creamy texture. To prepare it, rice is cooked in whole milk with a blend of spices and served with chicken on top.

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  • Ingredients

    • 15 Minutes
    • 6 Serving
    • 603 Calories

To Cook the Chicken

1200 grams whole chicken with skin
½ tablespoon black pepper corns
3 whole cloves
2 bay leaves
1 inch cinnamon stick
4 green whole cardamoms
5 garlic cloves
1 medium onion cut in half
1 teaspoon salt
Enough water to cover the chicken

To Season the Chicken for Broiling

¼ teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
½ teaspoon paprika
Oil to spray the chicken

For the Rice

1 ¼ cup short grain rice washed and soaked
4 ½ cups from the prepared chicken stock
2 cups whole milk
Salt to taste
  • Method & Directions

    • 75 Minutes
  1. To Make the Chicken Stock
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a large pot, add the water and then the washed whole chicken
  2. Add all Spices to the Pot
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Add all the chicken spices and ingredients to the pot. Let it come to a boil and remove the foam created over the chicken
  3. Drain the Chicken Stock
    تم نسخ الرابط
    When the chicken is cooked, Drain the chicken stock and discard all the whole spices. Keep the stock aside
  4. Cut and Season
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Cut it in four parts and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season the chicken with black pepper, paprika, and salt. Spray the chicken with oil
  5. Give brownish color to the chicken
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Place in a preheated oven under the broiler. The goal here is to give the chicken skin a beautiful brown color. Keep aside
  6. How to Make the Rice
    تم نسخ الرابط
    In a large pan, add the chicken stock and when it comes to a boil, add the washed, soaked, and then drained rice
  7. Add the milk to the rice
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Cook the rice for 40 minutes on medium heat, or until the rice is cooked. Pour the milk over the rice and season with salt if needed. Let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes
  8. Finally Serve
    تم نسخ الرابط
    Serve the Saleeg rice with the chicken and pour a half tablespoon melted butter over it before serving
  • Nutrition Facts

Calories 603
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