I first heard about “Saleeg” many years ago and I’ve never really looked into it since then. It finally popped up the other day when I was looking for local cuisines in the Western Region and I knew exactly what I had to do.


Saleeg (Arabic: سليق‎ Hejazi pronunciation: [saˈliːg]) is a white-rice dish, cooked in broth, milk and butter that originates in Hejaz region in the west of Saudi Arabia, where it is commonly regarded as a national dish of the region.


The flavours are subtle, creamy thanks to the milk & butter. The spicy tomato sauce is a good addition to the rice but the chicken cooked in stock does the trick. A must have if you are in the WR.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/hZ9N3oVHjoP2


Written by Food with Shayne

I am a Food Blogger / Photographer based in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia with a passion for food. I review local eateries from all over Saudi Arabia and on occasion, I travel for food. Follow me on my food journey as I eat, take pictures and write about the best of food from around the world. Welcome to "Food with Shayne".

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