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Kabsa spice blend is a unique mixture that combines numerous flavors. Kabsa tends to favor a curious mix of both pungent and floral spices such as black pepper, bay leaves, ginger, saffron, cayenne, black lime, cardamom and cloves.
Kabsa is a Saudi spice blend to be specific (never mind the Casablanca reference earlier), though it is also used in Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain. The spice blend is named after a popular rice dish that uses long grain rice, meat, dried fruit, tomatoes, and onions. While traditional kabsa should be made with fresh spices blended by the cook, pre-mixed kabsas are cheaper and easier to procure for most people.