Green Day Vegetable Biryani

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  1. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

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    This low-syn recipe makes enough for 4 easily. It's very filling! You can bulk it out with more veg if you like, but I used veg I thought would work well. You can also make it non-veggie by using HE for chicken.

    The syns depend on how much curry paste you use - I used 2 tbsp (8 syns for the whole recipe) so this is 2 syns per portion.

    It's a great alternative to a weekend curry, and is as tasty as a takeaway too, honest! Mmm!


    Ingredients

    • 300g basmati rice
    • 1 large onion finely sliced
    • 3 cardamom pods
    • 1 small cinnamon stick
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • mushrooms
    • cauliflower
    • green beans
    • balti paste (4 syns per tbsp)
    • 850 ml vegetable stock (vecon)
    • frylight
    • Chopped fresh coriander
    • Optional - raisins (syn value depending on quanitity you like)
    • Optional - 1 HE-B of flaked almonds, toasted
    Method

    • Soak the rice in warm water for around 5 mins, then rinse in cold water until the water runs clear.
    • Using Frylight, cook the onions and whole spices over a very low heat for about 8-10 minutes, til the onions are soft and it's nice and fragrant. Add a little water if the onions are sticking.
    • Add the turmeric, vegetables and balti paste (quantity depending on your taste and your syns allowance, but I used 2tbsp in my recipe) and cook through for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
    • Add the rice and the stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to minimum. Cover with a tight-fitting lid.
    • Cook for 5 minutes then turn the heat off. Leave for 10-15 minutes. All the stock will be absorbed and the rice cooked.
    • Stir through most of the coriander.
    • Fluff up the rice and serve sprinkled with toasted almonds and the remainder of the coriander on top.
    Hope you enjoy!
     
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    Sounds lovely!
     
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    Liannioso Silver Member

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    I'll try this out tomorrow thanks :)
     
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