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Vegetarian Biryani

A quick and easy Biryani. A popular ans fragrant rice dish infused with Indian spices.

Serves 4 (Estimated) Rating 5/5

5 stars

Prep Time 20 Minutes Cooking Time 45 Minutes

Vegetarian

Ingredients
2 Tablespoons Ollive Oil
1 Onion, thinly sliced
500 Gram Selected Vegetables, thinly sliced
3 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon Ginger, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons Cumin
1 Tablespoon Coriander
1 Teaspoon Chilli Powder
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Cardamom
1 Teaspoon Turmeric
1 Bay Leaf
1 Vegetable Stock
500 Gram Basmati Rice, rinsed
1 Teaspoon Salt
500 Gram Chickpeas, rinsed
250 Gram Rasins
Cashews and Chopped Cilantro
Method
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a pan or skillet.
Add the onion and sauté, stirring often, until tender and golden.
Turn heat to medium, add your vegetables, garlic and ginger, and cook 4-5 minutes.
Add spices and bay leaf, and stir one minute, toasting the spices.
Now add the basmati rice, and saute one-minute stirring.
Next add stock and salt.
Top with chickpeas and raisins.
Bring to a simmer over high heat, then lower heat to low.
Now simmer on low 25-30 minutes or until the rice has soaked up the liquid.
Fluff up with a fork and top with the toasted cashew and cilantro.

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