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Biryani Rice Recipe

 
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Yield

8

servings

Prep

20

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Very low in sodium, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

1 ½ cups water
less 2 tbsp
¾ cup basmati rice
or longgrain rice
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 x salt
to taste
*
½ pound chicken
cut into small pieces
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onions
chopped
½ teaspoon ginger paste
*
½ teaspoon garlic paste
*
1 teaspoon cumin
ground
1 teaspoon coriander
ground
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 each bay leaves
*
2 each cloves
*
2 each cardamom pods
*
1 pinch cinnamon
*
1 small tomatoes
quartered
1 small potatoes
peeled and quartered
3 tablespoons yogurt, plain
¼ teaspoon saffron threads
*

Directions

Wash rice well until the water runs clear and put in a small saucepan with the water.

Bring it to a boil on high heat, then cover reduce heat to gentle simmer until all the water is absorbed.

The grains should be tender but firm. Set aside uncovered.

Heat oil in a large saucepan (medium heat), add onions and fry until golden around the edges, add garlic and ginger.

All at once add all the spices and fry one minute longer. Add all other ingredients except saffron. Add salt to taste. Cover and cook on low heat until chicken is tender, stirring occasionally (about ½ hour).

There should be very little liquid remaining in the pan. (During cooking a little water may be added if necessary to avoid sticking).

Add half the prepared rice, spreading it evenly over the mixture, drizzle one tbsp of oil over it and add the saffron mixed into two teaspoon of milk.

Cover with remaining rice, cover and cook on very low heat for ten minutes. Serve accompanied with whipped, lightly sweetened yogurt.

The chicken could be substituted with ½ pound of mixed vegetables.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

ramon
manila
 almost 10 years ago

if you already "add all above ingredients" in step one what other ingredients do the next steps refer to?

Sean
Toronto, Canada
 almost 10 years ago

The only ingredient above the rice is water.

Edith
Toronto
 almost 10 years ago

All the other ingredients refers to the tomato, potato and chicken--- I think. Maybe it should say-- add the remaining ingredients?

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 145g (5.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 14948% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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