Maqluba is one of the most famous Saudi Dish and also traditional Saudi dish.



  • 3 1⁄3 kg Vegetables, large cubes
  • 5 cups basmati rice
  • 2⁄2 kg carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 1/3 green pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/6 kg tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/6 kg finely chopped onion
  • 5 -8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/1 pinch ground cumin
  • 1/4 pinch ground coriander
  • salt and black pepper
  • butter (for frying) or olive oil (for frying)
  • 1⁄8 cup toasted pine nuts


Step 1

Wash the rice, then soak in salted water for 15 minutes

Step 2

In a small dish, put turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin, curry and Lummi, salt and spices, then Pour half of the meat, and Keep the rest of the amount of rice.

Step 3

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat, add the meat until it change color,

Step 4

Add the onion and garlic, until they turn golden

Step 5

After that put all spices with the tomato sauce

Step 6

Add the vegetables into the water and boil it for an 30 minutes.

Step 7

Medium heat for about 20 min starting counting after the whistle blows. After 20mins ready to open do so and flip the Maqluba on a serving tray.