Qatari Harees is a lovely dish that is a true comfort food. It is often served during Ramadan in Qatar but is perfect anytime. Be sure to make some Qatari Khubz Arabi (Arabian Bread) to scoop it up with.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 2hours
soaking time 8hours
Total Time 2hours15minutes
Author Darlene at International Cuisine
1lbchicken piecesboneless, skinless
1cuphareeswhole wheat, soaked overnight
1tsproasted cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste
Place the chicken, harees and water in a pan and cook on a low fire for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Skim the froth.
Blend the mixture by hand or using a food processor until a smooth paste results, then transfer to a serving bowl.
Melt the ghee and add the cinnamon, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture on top of the beaten porridge in the bowl.
Garnish with coriander seeds
Please note that this recipe can also be made using lamb and would be totally authentic as well. Just use 1 lb of boneless lamb chunks and cook until completely tender.Also be sure to plan ahead as the wheat needs to soak overnight before you cook it.