Category: Chicken
Rating: 3.43
Servings: 8


Ingredients


3/4 cup rice basmati or long-grain rice
1 1/2 cup less 2 tbsp water
1 teaspoon oil
1 salt to taste
1/2 lb chicken cut into small pieces
3 tablespoon oil
1 large onion chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 bay leaf
2 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 pinch cinnamon
1 small tomato quartered
1 small potato peeled and quartered
3 tablespoon plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon saffron

Directions: How to Cook Biryani Rice Recipe


Wash rice and put in a small saucepan with all above ingredients. Bring it to a boil on high heat, then cover and simmer gently 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 till 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 till chicken is tender, stirring occasionally (about 1/2 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 tsp 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 1/2 pound of mixed vegetables.


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Recent comments and reviews for this recipe:

Jeet writes:

It is not clear that which Ingredients need to add to rice and which ingredients needs to add to chicken.

thanks

Posted on 07 Jul 2009, 15:50 ET

Hala writes:

very good if not the best,but I already know how to cook intl,food some people would need more detials.WOWWW again you have the best recipes thank you.

Posted on 25 Aug 2009, 20:00 ET

Frances writes:

need more details! very, very unclear when you're supposed to add what, etc.

Posted on 19 Oct 2009, 13:44 ET

priya writes:

very unclear recipe so confusing . pleae write it clearly.

Posted on 22 Sep 2010, 04:06 ET

noreda writes:

not specific enough. Why add all the spices. Which spice?

Not clear. I am interested in this recipe but it is confusing.

Posted on 16 May 2011, 05:21 ET

divya writes:

very confusing not presented properly

Posted on 16 Mar 2013, 04:16 ET

PINKY writes:

THE FIRST 3 INGREDIENTS IS FOR THE RICE. SOAK THE BASMATI RICE IN WATER WITH THE OIL AND SALT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.YOU CAN DO THIS IN A RICE COOKER.

Posted on 01 May 2013, 21:27 ET

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