Machbous Ala Djaj (Bahrain)
110 mins (prep 20, cooking 90)
16 ingredients
6-8 servings
This recipe is from week 20 of my food blog, "Travel by Stove." I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and Bahrain is my 20th stop.Machbous is a spiced rice dish, considered by many to be the national dish of Bahrain (a small island nation in the Persian Gulf). This version is made with chicken.

Categories:  chicken , pasta,-rice-and-grains , rice , poultry , main-dish , meat , whole-chicken , <-4-hours , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (178.4 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 287.7 Calories from Fat 44.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.9g 45.25%
Saturated Fat 2.73g 82.05%
Trans Fat 0.17g %
Cholesterol 10.6mg 21.2%
Sodium 817.04mg 204.26%
Total Carbohydrate 55.46g 110.93%
Dietary Fiber 3.8 g 91.2%
Sugars 0.12 g %
Protein 4.87g 58.39%
Vitamin A 126.07IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 29.88mg% Iron 3.75mg%
*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:
large, chopped tomatoes, lemon rind, cinnamon sticks, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped parsley