Bahrain Goes into Guinness Book With Largest Rice Dish

Published February 25th, 2002 - 02:00 GMT

On Sunday, the Kingdom of Bahrain claimed its position in the Guinness Book of Records by preparing the largest Kabsah, a traditional rice and meat dish, at the cost of Saudi Riyals 2.5 million! 


The Bahraini News Agency reported that 20 cooks and 120 helpers have started the dish at the Bahrain National Museum. Jointly organized by the Saudi Professional Marketing Company and Bahrain-based Gulf Hotel, the dish is due to use 1200 kilograms of mutton, 2400 kilograms of rice, more than 5000 liters of water and tens of kilograms of pine nuts, cashew nuts, spices, flavors and other ingredients.  


According to The Gulf Daily News, the dish was enough to feed more than 70,000 people. Most of the food is being distributed to a range of Bahraini charities to feed needy local families. 


Guinness World Records representative Philippe Scali gave the record-setting certificate to Bahrain’s Information Minister Nabeel Al Hamer in a presentation ceremony held at the museum. ( 

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