06 March 2017


This is cracked wheat dish from the peninsula.  Jareesh is either the wheat or a dish made from the wheat.  It's called harees in the UAE, apparently. There are lots of versions but last night I tried it this way.  Since it gets fairly thick at the end, using a crockpot is a good option.  This is not very exact, but I don't think I'll get back to this recipe till next winter.  This is exactly what you want on a cold, rainy night.  Creamy, savory, and hot.

Dump all of this in a crockpot and cook on high for about six hours, probably.  Add more liquid, whichever one you prefer, if it's getting too thick.  You can also add 4 oz of butter near the end, but I felt like it was plenty good without it.

1 1/2 cups jareesh/cracked wheat (not bulgur, despite what you might read elsewhere)
1 cup shredded chicken
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups milk
1 cup cream
1.5 cups yogurt
Salt to taste

Just before serving, thinly slice an onion or two in olive oil and/or butter till it's very brown but not crisp and serve on top.

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