Biryani Rice with ginger & cumin chicken

30 Min
4 People
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Quick and easy biryani rice with sweet currants and crunchy cashew nuts. Served with lightly flavoured chicken skewers.
1. Place rice in a saucepan, cover with x 1.5 amount of water and add stock cube. Cover with a lid, cook on lowest heat for 10-15 minutes, or until rice is just tender and water absorbed.

2. Grate ginger to yield 1 tbsp, combine with 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp cumin, 1 crushed garlic clove, salt and pepper (see notes). Add chicken, coat well and set aside.

3. Heat a large frypan with 1-2 tbsp oil over medium heat. Slice spring onions and peppers, place into pan as you go. Add 1 crushed garlic clove, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp turmeric along with cashew nut and currant mix. Cook for a further 2 minutes.

4. Fluff the rice with a fork and add to frypan along with 1/4 cup water. Toss to combine and heat through, season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Thread chicken onto skewers (optional). Heat a large griddle or frypan with 2 tbsp oil and cook skewers for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through.

6. Slice snow peas and cut lemon into wedges. Serve chicken skewers with biryani rice topped with snow peas and a lemon wedge on the side.

Add 1 tsp turmeric to the chicken for extra flavour.

Barbecue the chicken if preferred.
basmati rice 300g

ginger 40g
garlic 2 cloves
sliced chicken breast fillets 600g

spring onions 1/2 bunch
roasted peppers 1/2 jar
currants + cashew nut mix 1 packet (60g)

snow peas 1/2 punnet
lemon 1/2

From your pantry:
oil (for cooking), salt, pepper, chicken stock cube, ground cumin, turmeric, skewers (optional)