Saudi Jareesh Recipe

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Jareesh, a very popular and well-known dish in the Arabian Gulf region, began to spread from the Saudi region of Qassim, and from there it moved to the rest of the regions and neighboring countries, and its recipe contain crushed wheat, yogurt, and meat.

It’s served by many people at banquets, weddings, and social events, and Jareesh are considered a useful dish that contains many nutrients,
Such as proteins and minerals, in addition to a lot of vitamins
As its basis is whole wheat grain cooked in meat, chicken, or even yogurt broth

Jareesh is known in the Levant by the name of the kiosk, but it differs in the way it is prepared. The kiosk is tablets of crushed wheat, mixed with yogurt, which is dried for a certain period of time in a shaded place, until it acquires a hardness, almost like jameed, then grinds, and cooks with chickpeas.
Kuwaiti Jareesh differs from Saudi Jareesh in the ingredients and method of preparation.

Similar Recipes: Saudi Zurbian With Beef Or Chicken

Nutritionist’s notes

The Saudi Jareesh recipe is a source of nutritious nutritional values ​​such as protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. It is recommended to eat it, but be sure to eat an appropriate amount of it only.
Eat the recipe next to grilled or fresh vegetables such as salad, or next to the soup as desired to enhance satiety and control the amount consumed, to avoid weight gain or obesity.

Saudi Jareesh for diabetics

It is okay for a diabetic to eat Saudi Jareesh, but be careful not to overdo it or exaggerate, as it is rich in calories, fats, carbohydrates, and sugar.

Saudi Jareesh for heart patients

  • Reduce the amount of oil used in the recipe, and try to replace the butter with vegetable oil or use it without using it if possible to avoid excess fat and calories.
  • Skip the chicken broth cube and tomato sauce in the recipe, to reduce sodium, and pay attention to the amount in the recipe if you have high blood pressure.

Saudi Jareesh for pregnant women

The Saudi Jareesh recipe contains an appropriate amount of yogurt. Be sure to eat it during pregnancy within the recommended quantities, because:

A source of calcium that promotes the development of the bones and teeth of the fetus.
A source of protein that contributes to the development and formation of fetal cells.
Rich in vitamins and minerals important during pregnancy to prevent you from many diseases such as high pressure.

Saudi Jareesh Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 60 min Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Servings: 4 Calories: 200


For garnish


  1. Fry the onion

    Put the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat and let it heat up, then put the onions and saute them until they wilt for two minutes.

  2. Add the chicken

    Add the shredded chicken meat to the onions and stir well, until golden, then add salt, mixed spices and chicken broth.

  3. Add the kiri cheese

    Add the Kiri cheese to the chicken and continue stirring for 30 seconds.

  4. Add the groats

    Add the washed groats to the chicken and cheese and stir well for two minutes.

  5. Jareesh cooking

    Add boiling water to the pot until it completely covers the groats and continue to stir every two minutes, then leave it on a low heat for an hour, and you can add water if the amount of water in the pot dries up until the groats are completely cooked.

  6. Fry onions for garnish

    Heat the butter in a non-stick frying pan, then fry the chopped onions, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes, until brown in color, and set aside.

  7. Serve the Jareesh

    Pour the groats into a serving dish, then garnish with fried onions and butter, then serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g56%
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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