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Biryani Rice


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 5
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 60m

Fluffy, fragrant and richly spiced rice. Whether you eat it as a one-dish meal or as part of an Indian feast, it’s well worth the effort to prepare.


  • 300g long-grain rice
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 onion, nely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground chilli
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 6 fresh curry leaves (optional)
  • 150ml plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 3 tbsp slivered almonds, toasted


Step 1

Cook the rice in salted water for 8 minutes, then drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until softened and browned.

Step 3

Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the spices, curry leaves, yoghurt, sugar and sultanas, stir for 1 minute, then reduce heat to very low.

Step 4

Place the rice on top of the sauce. Cover the top of the pan with a folded tea towel, then place the lid on top of the tea towel. Cook for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Remove lid, add almonds and stir well to combine.

Step 6

Garnish with mint, and offer chutney and sliced tomatoes and onions with the dish.

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