Biryani is a rice dish that is popular across the Arab countries and India. The recipe is very similar to fried rice but utilizes a lot more spices. Try vegetarian biryani or chicken biryani.

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Biryani are Indian rice dishes, usually flavoured with a complex mix of spices. This quick version uses cumin, cloves, garam masala and chilli powder.

Recipe by: Monica Shah

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This is a traditional South African one pot dish. Don't be put off by the list of spices, because by flavouring each section of the dish as you go, the end result is a rich flavoured centrepiece.

Recipe by: canobie

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A biryani consists of curried meat, poultry, fish or vegetables combined with basmati rice to make a complete meal. Here chicken curry is layered with the rice and baked, then served with a fresh cucumber raita.

Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

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My husband's mother taught me this recipe, an authentic Hyderabadi-style biryani that is a trademark of home-cooking in south India. The chicken, spices and rice all cook in the same frying pan.


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The famous Pakistani dish chicken biryani has a long preparation time but it is always worth the effort!

Recipe by: Nazia

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This is a super easy Indian dish that a bit like a pilaf. Serve with cucumber raita and naan bread if you like.

Recipe by: Zoë Harpham

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Biryani is a rice based dish which can have meat as well as be vegetarian. The pressure cooker makes it super quick to prepare.

Recipe by: sumana

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Biryani is a dish that is famous in many parts of Asia. This is the Malaysian version with chicken drumsticks.

Recipe by: A.C

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

Recipe by: Janet Mitchell

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Serve this delicious biryani with a cooling banana mint raita or a simple cucumber and mint salad to make a feast.

Recipe by: Zoë Harpham

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