Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Nasi Briyani

I made this a few weeks ago for one of our weekend meal. I used the Shan brand briyani but I didn't follow the instruction. Instead, I cook the rice using a recipe that I have but the meat gravy I used the one in the package 8-)

The rice is fairly simple to make and tastes real nice. But the colouring isn't so great because I was still pretty new with this.


1kg basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes and drained
2-3 tsp ghee/butter
1 star anise
2 sticks cinnamon
4 cardamoms
2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
5 pandan leaves, tear the middle and tie into a knot
1/4 cup yoghurt
3 cups evaporated milk
3 cups water
some saffron or use colouring
some toasted almond slivers or cashew nuts + raisins fried in ghee/butter for garnishing

1. Heat ghee, fry the spices till fragrant
2. Add the rice and stir fry for about 2 minutes
3. Transfer everything to the rice cooker
4. Add lemongrass, yoghurt, water, evaporated milk, salt and pandan leaves and stir the mixture
5. Switch on rice cooker and cook
6. Once cooked, sprinkle saffron or colouring to the rice and mix gently
7. Sprinkle toasted nuts and fried raisins and serve


Puspha said...

Looks super duper delicious!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Which one tastes better? This nasi biryani or the pilau biryani you made before?

Zurynee said...

Hi anonymous

For pilau briyani it's a premix. I find that this briyani is good enough and can even be used for layered briyani.


loneranger said...

zu....when you mentioned colouring tu or saffron, which colouring or jenis apa coloring yg i boleh pakai?? guess what? i mmg nak masak beriyani ni for my hubby birthday next week as dia suka makan briyani. dah lama i janji tapi takbuat buat..sekali i bukak web you, ada pon...i nak buat cam you buat ni cumai tak tahu coloring apa tu yg i leh pakai.thankx.hope to hear yr reply.

Zurynee said...

Hi loneranger,

You boleh pakai colouring oren tapi lebih baik yg powder form kalau ade. Kalau pakai powder, kena pakai lidi, celup sikit lepas tu dip lidi dlm nasi. kalau liquid a few drops lepas tu fluff the rice.


loneranger said...

hello zu thanks, you mean colouring orange mcm nak buat kek tu eh? yg dalam botol is it?

Zurynee said...

hi loneranger,

You can use that also.


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