This Mandi Rice Recipe Is Perfect For Your Family Meal This Weekend


Rita Razali •  Jul 30, 2021

As we stay home more often during the pandemic, it has made many of us take up new hobbies like cooking. If you're a foodie and looking to try a new recipe, why not try making Mandi Rice or Nasi Mandi? A traditional dish from Yemen, it's a mix of meat and rice and is usually cooked in an underground pit. You might be able to find Nasi Mandi at some eateries in Singapore but nothing beats cooking it yourself. Our Tribes by HHWT member, Rita Razali tried making her own version of Mandi Rice and here's her recipe!

Mandi Rice Recipe (Nasi Mandi)

Since we cannot travel out of the country yet, that has not stopped me from trying new food. Mandi Rice has been getting so popular recently, so I thought, why don't I give it a try? How difficult can it be right? So, here it goes...

Here's the recipe on how to prepare the masala. You can make more and keep the rest for next time (which I did).

mandi rice recipe

This is the mandi spice after grinding:

Here's the method to prepare the chicken (I tried both chicken and lamb shank using this recipe)

mandi rice recipe

And here's how you prepare the rice and bring everything together.

mandi rice recipe

This is just before I add the mandi masala. As I mentioned earlier, I tried using both chicken and lamb.

mandi rice recipe

This was before I was about to smoke the dish

And finally, this is how I serve my Mandi Rice - with sauce and some salad ?

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