Kebuli rice is originally a royal meal. Some says that Kebuli is a short form of “ke bawah duli” (Under his majesty). This rice dish is very popular in Kuala Lipis areas in particular. The rice is cooked with coconut oil, ginger, onion, garlic, five friends spices, kaffir lime leave, mint, lemongrass, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds and coconut milk. It is often served with marinated chicken or meat.
According to history, Kebuli rice came to existence when the late His Highness Sultan Mahmud Shah (1914 – 1917) with his 60 followers visited Kuala Lipis. He met a villager named Hussin and expressed his desire to eat rice with chicken. Hussein then cooked the rice and served it to the sultan.
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