Jareesh (جريش)

Jareesh (جريش)

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جريش ـ عربي

Jareesh is a traditional dish popular in the Arabian Peninsula. It is made from crushed wheat and cooked with milk. The texture of Jareesh is similar to the texture of oatmeal when cooked with milk. I top Jareesh with onion and black lime, which adds a sour taste. I know it takes a long time to cook Jareesh, but it is worth it.


  • 1 cup Jareesh
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-3 dry bay leaves
  • 5 whole cardamom
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 chicken bullion
  • 1 cup Yoghurt
  • 1 can of table cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 stick of butter, cut in half
  • For the topping you need:


  1. Soak Jareesh in warm water for at least 5 hours
  2. Sauté onion in a cooking pot, add chicken. Stir for 5 minutes
  3. Add 2 cups of water, salt, bay leaves, cradamom, black pepper and chicken bullion. Cover the pot and let it cook for almost 30 minutes on medium heat.
  4. remove the chicken adn use a fork to shred it.
  5. Strain broth.
  6. Put the shredded chicken back in the strained broth and add Jareesh to it.
  7. Add yoghurt, milk and table cream to it. Cover the pot and let cook for almost 2 hours on low heat. Check and stir the Jareesh every 10 to 15 minutes. (You can use a timer to remind you.)
  8. Add water to Jareesh if it is too thick.
  9. After 1 ½ hours add ½ of the butter to the Jareesh and stir.
  10. For the topping, sauté onion with the other half of butter on medium heat.
  11. When onion is tender add the powdered black lime.
  12. Serve Jareesh in a large serving dish or in small bowls and top Jareesh with onion.



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  3. chef shereef says:

    thankful the valuebl dishes…
    as soon as many new dishes from your side..

  4. Ramadan Mobarak! The Jareesh came out very delicious. Thanks for sharing sister!

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  6. Hi I’m trying this recipe for the first time and I am following instructions as written but was wondering where does the 2 cups of milk come into the instructions???

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