This is a traditional Arabic wholesome dish. It's quite a long recipe, but if you try it, you will be rewarded. Serve with natural yogurt and a salad on the side.
You may substitute 1 large aubergine for cauliflower or use both. Slice aubergine in rounds on the larger pieces cut in half. If using aubergine with the cauliflower, add it to the pot along with the cauliflower.
This is a great all in one meal. It smells wonderful while it's cooking. Put it on a fancy platter and it looks beautiful. It is really simple to make. - 18 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
My Jordanian husband makes this all the time. I don't care for the chicken with bones so he uses boneless skinless chicken breast and just reduces the boiling time. He also uses a pinch of saffron while soaking the rice... it gives it a nice flavor. - 17 Jun 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Thanks so much for submitting this recipe. I am a newly converted American muslim, and I have tasted and seen this dish prepared by other muslims. Its nice to have my own recipe now. Thank you! - 11 Mar 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)