Tired of plain rice? Try pairing our fragrant and tasty briyani rice with other Indian side dishes instead!
Let's start cooking!
Step 1 - Fry onions and spices
- Fry yellow onions until brown and remove from pot.
- In the same pot, melt ghee before adding in cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves and cracked cardamom pod.
- Fry until fragrant.
Step 2 - Cook rice with raisins
- Add basmati rice and stir to combine.
- Add in golden raisins and water.
- Season with salt before bringing it to a boil and cover with lid.
- Reduce heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed.
- Remove from heat and set aside for another 10 minutes to let it rest.
- Fluff up the rice with a fork and add in cashew nuts. Mix well.
No one knows the exact origin of briyani but the name derives from either the Persian word biryon which means “fried, broiled and roasted until cooked” or birinj, the Persian word for rice.
Step 3 - Flavor rice with turmeric
- In a separate bowl, add turmeric mixture and half of the rice. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the turmeric rice back into the rice pot as well as the fried yellow onions and stir well.
Briyani is commonly cooked with meat and seafood such as chicken, mutton and prawns.
Garnish and Serve!
Garnish with fried shallots and coriander leaves. Serve hot.