Easy chicken biryani

A simple recipe for a fragrant and tasty biryani.
 

Recipe from: June 2012
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 4
    chicken breasts – cut in small pieces
  • 250
    g
    rice
  • 1
    onion - sliced thinly
  • 1
    Tbs
    curry powder
  • 2
    tsp
    turmeric
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1
    l
    chicken stock
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1
    can
    lentils – optional
  • 1
    sachet spice mecca breyani spice mix
  • Serving suggestions
  • 1
    boiled egg
  • 1
    tomato – de-seeded and finely chopped
  • Chopped coriander
  • Toasted almond slivers
  • 1/2
    cup
    sultanas or chopped dried apricots
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Heat the oil in a pot and add onion and all the spices. Stir and  brown slightly and allow to soften.

Add the chicken or lentils and just stir through. Add the rice and stock and simmer for about 30 minutes until the rice is cooked and has absorbed all the liquid.

Taste and adjust seasoning. Dish up and dress with the almonds, chopped tomato, a boiled egg and chopped coriander.

Reprinted with permission of My Easy Cooking. To see more recipes, click here.
 

 

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