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Chicken with Rice and Tomatoes [Riz Bi Dajaj Maa Banadoura]:
Submitted by: Sara | Date Added: 18 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Chicken

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added by: Madame Fahimeh 
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• 1 frying chicken
• 2 cups rice
• 1 cup samneh (or other shortening)
• 1l/2 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped
• 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
• 1 cup water
• 1 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/4 tsp. pepper
• 1 stick cinnamon
• Grated cheese

• Soak bulk rice in hot water for half an hour. (This is not necessary with packaged, processed rice.)
• Cut chicken into serving pieces and brown well in hot samneh.
• Add tomatoes, tomato paste diluted in water, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper.
• Cover and simmer until chicken is tender or cook under pressure for 20 minutes.
• Remove chicken and one-half cup of sauce.
• Add drained rice to cooking pan, adding water if necessary to make 2 1/2 cups of sauce.
• Cook rice until tender and fluffy.
• Spoon rice onto serving dish and shape it with spoon into a smooth, round mould.
• Arrange chicken on rice.
• Sprinkle rice with grated cheese.
• Serve with bowl of sauce. 
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)