Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Beriyani Rice (Nasi Beriyani)

As a follow up to the Mutton Devil Curry, here's the recipe for Beriyani Rice. While you can use any kind of rice, Basmati rice is still the best for its light nutty flavor and distinctive scent. When cooked with the rest of the ingredients, the rice will remain fluffy and will not not stick together. Certainly why beriyani rice is simply delicious with an enriched taste. Paired with vegetable raita. for a sumptuous meal. Saffron strand is the other ingredient not to be missed. Expensive I admit. Perhaps turmeric powder is the the alternative or if you don't mind, use yellow coloring.    

2 cups Basmati rice
2 tbsp ghee
1 onion - chopped
1 tbsp ginger paste
1/2 tbsp garlic paste
Spices - 2 sticks cinnamon and 2 star anise
1 1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp saffron strands
1 medium size tomato - sliced thinly
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
Coriander leaves - chopped
Salt for taste
Wash rice and drain out water completely
Heat ghee and when heated, sauté onion for a couple of mins.
Add spices, ginger and garlic paste, garam masala and saffron strands.
Give a couple of stirs.
Put in rice and continue to stir for a couple of mins.
Add rice, salt, tomato, lemon juice and 3 cups of water into rice cooker.
Gently stir and wait for the rice to be cooked.
After this, add in mixed vegetables. 
Mix all in and lightly fluff up with chopsticks or fork.
Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.
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  1. Nava, I love these rice, each grain standing one another yumm.

  2. The rice looks so good...and seems simple enough for me to follow your recipe. Looks like I seriously have to cook this and the devil mutton curry...

  3. hi nava, thank you so much for this recipe. i have been looking for a plain biryani rice recipe..could not find one that i can understand and try out.
    the rest that have good recipes, are done together with either chicken or mutton and it's a bit complicated for a beginner like me to try.
    have a good week ahead

  4. Dear Nava, this is gonna mark my next dish really soon! Your cooking is always so inspiring and your photography skills is up by another level! My hubby would be really happy having this dish really soon! ^___^

  5. 1 tsp of saffron strands...? That's sure expensive :)) LOL The Biryani sure look great :)

  6. Colorful and delicious as always!!

  7. Love nasi beriyani,best tasted so far in at Hameediyah restaurant, campbell street,Penang


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