Classic Arabian Kabsa Spice Mix from the Spice Route
2 mins (prep 2)
8 ingredients
1 servings
This is just one variation of the classic Arabian spice mix which is used in the ancient Saudi Arabian dish called Al Kabsa or Al Kabsah; a chicken and rice dish which is fragrant and lightly spiced - and is thought to originate from the nomadic Bedouin tribes. Arabic cuisine has its roots in tent cookery. Nomadic tribes could use only transportable foods such as rice and dates, or their nomadic stock like sheep and camels in their recipes. As the caravans journeyed throughout the Middle East, new seasonings and vegetables were discovered and added to the existing repertoire. Each new discovery was incorporated into the diet in quantities palatable to a particular tribe - a fact that many cooks believe is responsible for the anomalies found in some Arabic dishes today.

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Serving Size (55.0 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 140.41 Calories from Fat 33.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.77g 5.8%
Saturated Fat 0.39g 1.97%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 19.82mg 0.83%
Total Carbohydrate 28.7g 9.57%
Dietary Fiber 13.99 g 55.98%
Sugars 0.77 g %
Protein 5.63g 11.25%
Vitamin A 104.58IU% Vitamin C 7.28mg%
Calcium 300.32mg% Iron 6.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cumin seed, coriander seed, dried, dried