Somali Cuisine: presented by Mulki Ali

(This week’s ingredients have been shared with us directly by our volunteer chef, Mulki Ali. Please note however that some of our chefs might make slight adjustments to the ingredients and instructions based on their own cooking traditions)

Somali ‘Bariis’ Rice

Ingredients

6 cups Basmati Rice
8 cups boiling water
1 tsp ground Cardamom
1/2 tsp Xawaash
4 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp vegetable seasoning
3 cinnamon stick
2 diced onions
2.5 cups cilantro
1/3 cup vegetable or olive oil

Somali Chicken Suqaar

Ingredients

2 pound boneless chicken breast
1/4 vegetable oil
1 onion sliced
1 potato cut
1 carrot cut
1 tsp spice mix
1 tsp salt
1 green pepper whole
1/3 cup water