Easy Veggie Biryani

    Easy Veggie Biryani

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    30min


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    About this recipe: A speedier version of the classic biryani - basmati rice is lightly fried with cumin, cloves and onion, then simmered with garam masala, chilli powder and frozen mixed vegetables.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 200g basmati rice
    • 1 1/4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 750ml water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
    • 2 tablespoons garam masala
    • chilli powder to taste
    • 175g frozen mixed vegetables
    • knob butter

    Directions
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Rinse and soak rice for 30 minutes; drain.
    2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté cumin seeds and cloves for less than 1 minute. Sauté the onion, stirring constantly, until brown. Stir in rice and fry for about 1 minute, stirring. Stir in the water, salt, garam masala, chilli powder and vegetables. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until all water is absorbed.
    3. Fluff with a fork and stir in butter before serving.

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