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A biryani is a rice dish that's popular in India and Pakistan and usually features a mix of rice, herbs, and spices as well as some type of vegetables or meat. Serve with a salad of thinly sliced cucumber and plum tomato wedges topped with a yogurt dressing. Combine 1/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon chopped green onions, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and a dash of ground red pepper.

Jackie Mills, MS, RD
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2009

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups rice mixture, 1 tablespoon almonds, and 1 lime wedge)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; sauté 3 minutes. Add onion and jalapeño; sauté 3 minutes. Add ginger, garam masala, cumin, salt, and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add tomato, rice, raisins, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in cilantro. Sprinkle with almonds; serve with lime wedges.

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Nutrition Facts

437 calories; calories from fat 0%; fat 9.1g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 4.6g; poly fat 2.3g; protein 29.8g; carbohydrates 63.2g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 66mg; iron 3.4mg; sodium 555mg; calcium 58mg.
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