Chicken Biryani

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Biryani is a Middle Eastern and South Asian dish that usually mixes rice, vegetables, aromatic spices, and meat or poultry.
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)


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1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 finely chopped serrano chile
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup basmati rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, ginger, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in cumin, allspice, saffron, and cardamom; cook 15 seconds. Stir in tomato, raisins, and serrano; cook 1 minute. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add juice and salt; cook 30 seconds. Add rice; cook 1 1/2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 2 cups water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Created date

August 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 386
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 42.5 g
Carbohydrate 41.7 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 730 mg
Calcium 57 mg