Chicken biryani
Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

Chicken biryani

Only the certifiably crazy would make this biriyani – a multi-layered, regal Mughal dish of spiced rice and chicken – from scratch. First there’s the basmati rice cooked in spiced stock with peas, then the marinated free-range chicken, the fried onions and crunchy toasted almonds. The final kicker? A sachet of saffron butter that melts to enrich and elevate the finished dish. Zap it in the microwave – and feast like a rajah. To serve: This is a perfect, complete dinner in itself – a squeeze of lime would finish the dish nicely - but you could add a refreshing cucumber raita with mint and yoghurt on the side as well as any chutneys you have to hand. 

To Serve

This is a perfect, complete dinner in itself – a squeeze of lime would finish the dish nicely - but you could add a refreshing cucumber raita with mint and yoghurt on the side as well as any chutneys you have to hand. 

Ingredients

Cooked rice (36%) (basmati rice, water), marinated chicken (38%) (free-range chicken thighs (77%), yoghurt (milk, skim milk powder, cultures), garlic, ginger, salt, paprika, garam masala, lemon zest, cumin ground, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli powder), onion, peas, saffron butter (salted butter (cream (milk), salt, culture), water, saffron), rice bran oil, salted butter (cream (milk), salt, culture), roasted almonds, vegetable stock (sea salt, maize maltodextrin, natural vegetable flavour, yeast extract, spinach, celery, cabbage, canola oil, extra virgin olive oil, cane sugar, potassium chloride, parsley), cinnamon, garlic, cumin ground, coriander ground, salt, turmeric, cardamom, paprika, star anise

Nutritional Info

Serving Size: 400g Ave Quantity
Per Serving
Ave Quantity
Per 100g

ENERGY 3824 kJ 956 kJ
PROTEIN 46.3 g 11.6 g
FAT (TOTAL) 49.0 g 12.3 g
-SATURATED 21.8 g 5.5 g
CARBOHYDRATE 69.4 g 17.4 g
-SUGARS 7.6 g 1.9 g
SODIUM 984 mg 246 mg

Allergens

Does contain: almond, milk

May contain: crustaceans, eggs, fish, gluten, lupin, molluscs, peanuts, sesame, soy, sulphites, tree nuts, wheat

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Serves 2

SERVES 2

800g- serves 2

To Cook

prep level
No Prep, Microwavable

MICROWAVE: Peel back plastic film, remove sachet of saffron butter and loosely lay film back over the tray. DEFROSTED: Microwave the tray for 4 minutes. Remove, stir, dollop saffron butter over top, return to microwave for 1 minute or until piping hot. FROZEN: Place the sachet of butter in a cup of warm water to soften. Microwave for 8 minutes. Remove, stir, dollop saffron butter over top, return to microwave for 2 minutes or until piping hot. Remove the cinnamon stick and serve. OVEN: Preheat oven to 200 C. Remove the film and sachet of saffron butter. FROZEN: Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil, dollop over the saffron butter and return to the oven for another 2-5 minutes. DEFROSTED: Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, dollop over the saffron butter and return to the oven for another 2-5 minutes.