Spiced Meat and Rice (Kabsa, Kabseh)


I loved when my mom made this dish. I would start eating it before she could carry the bowl to the table. The browned meat with the seasoned rice make this dish hearty and filling.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 191
Fat 8g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 19g
Sodium 726mg
Fiber 1g
Protein 10g
Cholesterol 27mg

Spiced Meat and Rice (Kabsa, Kabseh)

5 cups
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • [1/2] lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups long-grain rice, rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp. seven spices
  • [1/2] tsp. cinnamon
  • 1[1/2] tsp. salt
  • 1 TB. extra-virgin olive oil


In a 2-quart pot over medium heat, brown beef for 5 minutes, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon.

Add long-grain rice, stir, and cook for 2 minutes.

Add water, seven spices, cinnamon, salt, and extra-virgin olive oil, and stir. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 40 minutes.

Remove from heat, fluff rice with a fork, cover, and let the rice stand for 10 more minutes.

Serve warm.

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