1. Preparing the ingredients
- Prepare the signature machbous spice mix by combining all the powdered spices: coriander seeds, allspice, white pepper, red chilli, cumin, loomi, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and turmeric.
- Set aside 50 g of the spice mix for the recipe and pack the rest in an airtight container for future use.
- Marinate the prawns in machbous spice mix, salt and oil for 30 minutes.
- Wash and rinse the rice three times.
- Soak the rice for 45 minutes and strain.