Biryani-Inspired Vegetable Rice

Biryani-Inspired Vegetable Rice Image by: Biryani-Inspired Vegetable Rice Author: Canadian Living

Watch how Canadian Living's Senior Food Specialist Alison Kent prepares this fragrant dish in our Test Kitchen video: Biryani-Inspired Vegetable Rice.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2007

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups dried green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 carrots , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon mild, medium or Biryani curry paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds (optional)

Method

In saucepan of boiling water, cook lentils for 10 minutes; drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, in Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion until deep golden, 6 minutes. Add carrots, garlic, curry paste, salt and pepper; sauté until fragrant, 3 minutes. Stir in cauliflower, rice, raisins and lentils to coat.

Add stock and bring to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice and vegetables are tender, 20 minutes. Stir in peas and warm through, 4 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds (if using).

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 871 mg
  • Protein 17 g
  • Calories 476.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 82 g

%RDI

  • Iron 35.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 111.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 106.0
  • Vitamin C 48.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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