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Easy veggie biryani

Easy veggie biryani

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4

This tasty Indian-inspired dish is faster than a takeaway

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat6g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.42g
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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
    Cashew

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    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

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.

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Nadya Rauff-Nisthar
21st Dec, 2018
5.05
This was really quick and easy, and also tasty! Had to cook for 19 mins in the microwave though before letting it stand for 5 mins. Kids loved it so it's a winner! The raisins really made the dish.
Half a foodie
10th Sep, 2018
3.05
Very quick and super easy to make but found it a bit bland and also dry ( if intending to have leftovers). It’s fine - don’t get me wrong. I have used it for lunches and added a couple of spoons of korma sauce from a jar (doesn’t work brilliantly but it’s fine). I would make again but will try fresh veg and maybe a diff sauce or at least have a nice sauce that can be added at the end. It’s so speedy which is a major plus.
svwhitbread
8th Sep, 2018
5.05
Currently without an oven so looking for simple oven free food. This was so quick and easy. My microwave needed 2 more minutes.
Iglica
16th Feb, 2017
5.05
Wooow, what a dish. I used unflower Seeds instead of cashews, and bulghur instead of rice. Raisins gave unbelievable pop of flavor. This will be often on our menu!
callychally
22nd Jan, 2016
5.05
Superb! AND so quick and easy to make. Definitely a keeper.
caroles21
30th Jul, 2015
4.05
This is super simple to make and very tasty. Make sure you give it a really good stir before it goes in the microwave. We enjoyed it with a couple of soft boiled eggs.
cornercube
20th Jun, 2015
Great dish considering how quick it is to make, you could turn up to a BBQ with this as a cold rice dish and everyone would think you'd made loads of effort.
ark
26th Aug, 2014
hi, I have used this recipe since 2002 and find it great. Am now using it again after 4 years, and it is still great.
sproggles
18th May, 2013
4.05
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
1st May, 2013
2.05
Not so much...

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fran000
25th Feb, 2015
I don't have a microwave. What is the method for the hob? Thanks
Chris31389
27th Nov, 2017
I'm guessing its just boiling some rice, so whatever the instructions are on the side of the rice packet?
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