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Cindy’s Biryani Curried Rice : A Cookalong Original

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Warm apples, raisins, peppers, and onions with basmati rice and curry spices. Comfort food fit for royalty. This started as a copycat for a Trader Joe's item and got better from there.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 15 minutes prep
    40 minutes to cook the rice
    12 minutes hands-on cooking time


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked brown basmati rice
    2 1/4 cups plus 1/3 cup vegetable stock
    1 bay leaf
    1/4 tsp salt plus 1/2 tsp salt
    1/3 cup chopped onion
    1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
    1/2 cup frozen peas
    1/3 cup peeled apples, chopped small
    1/3 cup raisins
    1 large clove garlic
    1 1/2 Tbsp ghee
    1/2 tsp sugar
    1/2 tsp ground turmeric
    1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1 1/2 tsp garam masala
    1/2 tsp ground coriander
    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    1 tsp lime juice
    1/2 cup salted cashews or mixed nuts, toasted (no need to toast if dry roasted)

Number of Servings

  • 4


  • 2 1/2 quart sauce pan
    Large skillet with lid


  • None

Additional Notes

This makes a nice accompaniment to fish and chicken. (But it definitely holds its own as a main dish.)

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