Simple Healthy Biryani

    This fragrant spiced rice is a beautiful golden colour from the turmeric, and has added crunch and texture from pistachios and sultanas.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • Ground cloves
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 cup basmati rice, well rinsed
    • 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yoghurt
    • Salt
    • 1/2 cup sultanas
    • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pistachios

    Directions
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole over moderate heat. Add the onion and saute for 7 minutes or until tender. Add the cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric and a pinch of cloves, and cook for 30 seconds or until the spices are fragrant.
    2. Stir in the rice, yoghurt, 2½ cups water and a pinch of salt, and bring to the boil. Cover and bake for 25 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the sultanas and pistachios.
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