Chicken Biryani

Biryani is a Middle Eastern and South Asian dish that usually mixes rice, vegetables, aromatic spices, and meat or poultry.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 386
  • Calories from fat: 12%
  • Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 42.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.7g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 106mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 730mg
  • Calcium: 57mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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