Vegan T’bit

Vegan T’bit

Ashley G.
T'bit is an Iraqi Shabbat stew that stuffs a chicken with rice, and buries it in more rice. This is a Vegan take on the classic original.


  • 300 g seitan sliced
  • 250 g short grain brown rice
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 small-medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1 medium potato sliced
  • 1 small container tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soup powder
  • 1 tbsp yellow shwarma spice mix
  • 1 tbsp red shwarma spice mix
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½-1 tsp baharat spice blend (more if it doesn't have a lot of cinnamon, less if it does)


  • Mix all ingredients, except potatoes, in a baking tin or casserole.
  • Add water to the top of the tin.
  • Arrange potato slices around the edges.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 150-200℃ for at least 2 hours (until most of the water has been absorbed by the rice).
  • Lower temperature to 75℃ for 6-8 hours.


I prefer the brown rice, but my husband’s family usually uses medium/long grain white rice.
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