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Vegetable Rice Byriani Recipe

Posted on 19th of May, 2010 by Lévana

Vegetable Rice Byriani

I also used to think that rice is rice, until I found dozens of different varieties, at specialty food stores (Fairway, Zabar’s, Kalustyans, etc…) I urge you to make a visit to any one of them, and treat yourself! Or best of all: Go online!

Vegetable Rice Byriani


1/4 cup olive oil

1 large onion

1 inch piece ginger

1 tablespoon lemongrass powder

1 tablespoon turmeric

2 cups basmati or other interesting rice (red, jasmine etc…)

4 cups water

1/4 cup coconut milk

Salt to taste

2 cups frozen peas

2 cups frozen small cauliflower florets

1/2 cup raisins

1/3 cup roasted peanuts or cashews, chopped

4 scallions, sliced very thin


Heat the oil in a large skillet. In a food processor, coarsely grind the onion and ginger, and add to the skillet, with the lemongrass and turmeric, and sauté just 1 -2 minutes, until just fragrant. Add the rice, water, coconut milk and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and cook covered 15 minutes. Add all but last 2 ingredients and cook 5 more minutes. Just before servings, stir in the nuts and scallions. Serve hot.

Filed under: Asian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Indian Recipes, Kosher Recipes, Pareve Recipes, Rice Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

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