Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4

A great one-pot rice dish that can still be served up a few days later, perfect for leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal617
  • fat12g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs83g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre2g
  • protein49g
  • salt2.01g
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Ingredients

  • 300g basmati rice
  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large onion, finely sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 4 tbsp curry paste (we used Patak's balti paste))
  • 85g raisin
  • 850ml chicken stock
  • chopped coriander and toasted flaked almonds to serve

Method

  1. Soak the rice in warm water, then wash in cold until the water runs clear. Heat butter in a saucepan and cook the onions with the bay leaf and other whole spices for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken and curry paste and cook until aromatic.

  2. Stir the rice into the pan with the raisins, then pour over the stock. Place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and bring to a hard boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for another 5 mins. Turn off the heat and leave for 10 mins. Stir well, mixing through half the coriander. To serve, scatter over the rest of the coriander and the almonds.

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lisabutcher35
14th Aug, 2012
5.05
A quick and easy midweek meal that all the family enjoyed. Will be making this a regular dish in our household.
retro75
11th Aug, 2012
Quickly made, quickly scoffed by kids & adults alike. Highly recommended.
millygray
9th Aug, 2012
5.05
So yummy!!! Also made coronation chicken with the left overs the next day. Very easy, and very tasty. Highly recommend.
mamadel08
7th Aug, 2012
I did not include cardamon, raisins or almonds as we are not keen. Full portion size but only used 550ml of stock. Added pataks Korma paste and extra ground coriander, with peas for colour. Used lamb instead of chicken and garlic oil instead of butter. Next time will half portion as makes loads and use spicier paste but worked perfectly.
arsenal-yummy
3rd Aug, 2012
5.05
My son described this as "yum-tastic". It was. A portion for four disappeared into two hungry adult mouths in a flash.
samwaite
31st Jul, 2012
5.05
Very easy and very tasty!
elkvis
30th Jul, 2012
4.05
Yum
fionam37
30th Jul, 2012
5.05
Delicious and so very easy
fionahamlin
29th Jul, 2012
5.05
Excellent recipe and great cold the next day
brocon
24th Jul, 2012
5.05
This is a very easy dish and tastes yum. I used korma paste and it was fine would try the balti next time, didn't have turmeric, it didn't seem to matter much, I also left out raisins as my kids are picky. I think this would be a great recipe for a buffet party.

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