Easy veggie biriyani

Easy veggie biriyani

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(28 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This tasty dish is faster than a take away

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
305
protein
9g
carbs
57g
fat
6g
saturates
0g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
1.42g

Ingredients

  • 250g basmati rice
  • 400g special mixed frozen vegetables
  • a generous handful of raisins
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 tbsp korma curry paste
  • a generous handful of roasted salted cashew nuts

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Boil the kettle. Get out a large microwaveable bowl and pile in the rice, veg and raisins.
  2. Pour 600ml/1 pint boiling water over the rice mixture and crumble in the stock cube, then stir in the curry paste. Cover the bowl with cling film, leaving a small gap at the side to let out the steam. Cook on full power (850 watts) for 12 minutes – if your microwave is less powerful, add 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from the microwave and stand, still covered, for 5 minutes to complete the cooking – if you don’t let it stand the rice will be too nutty. Fluff up the rice, scatter with cashews and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
sproggles's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I used sultanas instead of raisins, jalfrezi paste instead of korma, and cooked it for 14.5 minutes in a 850w microwave. I then put it in the fridge and had it for lunch the next day - was gorgeous!

ymnpwr44's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Not so much...

silviamthomas's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This recipe was really delicious and yes I also left it a few minutes longer (10 min more). The "special" vegetables I choose were a mix of frozen very affordable Mediterranean roasted ones which are easily available in most big supermarkets. I also found a very good organic, gluten free Korma paste and some very cheap cashew nuts(£0.80 p) at one of the leading supermarkets. So the whole dish cost us less than £6 and feed 5. When I told my children what was for dinner they were very fearful (as I am not a very good cook), but everybody gave a 5/5.

robhullfury's picture

Im not a veggie so grilled a chopped up turkey breast which had been rubbed in curry powder and added to this rice dish. Top stuff no messing about going to local curry shop now. If only I could find how to make the sauce they use id never go again :o)

bensh87's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Love This recipe.

meghagma's picture

the recipe of biryani is nice. I also would like to recommend users to try viva hyderabad biryani. The outlet is located at punjabi bagh, new delhi...they make biryani's by slow cooking in layers in copper haandi..plus they make use of 40 spices..yum!

05watsonm's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Unfortunately, for me, this was a bit of a hassle. Although the end product was eventually great, the dish took about three turns in the microwave before the rice was properly cooked, and I had to add extra water as well as removing the cling film. Oh well, I guess lesson is learnt for next time!

wilbrak's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This is just soooo easy for a really really tasty dish. I left out the raisins as don't like them in savoury dishes and it was still delicious.

clareevans's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This is the most easy and delicious recipe ever! I didn't bother with the raisins or nuts. I did the stated amount of basmati rice, added 400g of frozen peas, sweetcorn and fresh mushrooms and it turned out perfect. Looking forward to having the cold leftovers tomorrow with some tandoori chicken and might make some lamb kebabs next weekend with it and some home made raita - roll on next weekend :-)))

kmanganport's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

this a great recipe very tasty and filling

ozgeorgie's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

bllomin lovely, and i am gonna take it to work tomorrow and try to heat it up again, even though gordon ramsey himself may march in to my work place and shut me down for reheating rice.

gowri_j's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very easy but yes, definitely need 17 mins in the microwave! I think the 'special mixed veg' refers to having a mixture of peas, carrots, broccoli, red pepper and sweetcorn - you can buy this in Somerfield and Sainsbury's but well anything goes really!

Will be making this again when time is short.

rparkinson's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

wonderful!! So easy to make!

ellamay's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

An amazing recipe.
Easy and healthy but that doesn't compromise on the flavour.
After reading everyone else's comments i left it in for about 16-17 minutes instead of the 12 stated. And i think it came out just right.
I wasn't sure what the 'special' frozen vegetables were so just used what i had in the freezer a mix of peas, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower. I also used a gel like vegetable stock, but it was easiest enough just had to make sure i mixed it that little bit more.

merc2557's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I used this as a side dish and wasn't sure what type of veg special frozen veg was so just used a mix of carrot , broccoli and cauliflower , which was great . I would make this dish again as it was quick, easy and only used i dish for cooking so less washing up

saqer78's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

easy and tasty. i was skeptic at the beginning but it tasted so good

cheekycat's picture

Can anyone tell me where you get the special mixed frozen vegetables" as in the instructions?

If just ordinary mixed frozen veg what ones are best?

Thanks

Carol

supermom1987's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This recipe looks lovely and im going to try it tonight.

bighugs's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Wonderful recipe - we will make this again and again

billiricky's picture

First made it as recipe using half quantities to cater for two people. Liked it.

Second time used half quantities but only 100 grms rice and added 1 medium onion, 20 button mushrooms, 2 tomatoes and 1 large yellow pepper. Also substituted 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder mixed in with stock for curry paste.

We thought this improved taste and looked more colourful and interesting.

This was a bit much for 2 people, would have served 3 easily.

Pages

Questions

Tips