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Chicken Biryani

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.