Traditional One Pot Harees Recipe

A delicious Harees recipe with simple spices.
Course Main
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Author Fa's Kitchen


  • 2 cups of harees /wheat grains
  • 1 kg 2 lbs of chicken, deboned
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp of black pepper powder
  • salt to taste
  • melted butter or olive oil


  • Soak the wheat overnight.
  • In a very large pot, add the soaked wheat, chicken, cinnamon, black pepper, salt and enough water and bring to a boil.
  • Cook it till the harees becomes a watery consistency. Remember to stir at the bottom every few minutes to prevent the bottom from getting burnt. This will take some time to get cooked.
  • With a hand blender, blend it well. The consistency shouldn’t be like a fine paste and left little bit grainy.
  • Serve it hot with butter or olive oil on top.


Harees takes a bit of time to cook. When cooked, it will be somewhat like an oats porridge.
You can add any other spices of your choice.
Traditionally the harees is blended with a wooden masher.