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An Indian Biryani, mildly spiced and not containing any meat as i use it as a side to korma marinated lamb skewers and a garlic butter steamed potato, (glad steam bag, 2 lge potatoes or 4 baby potatoes with a tablespoon of low fat spread or butter and a tablespoon of parsley, cook for 5 mins in microwave)
Pre heat oven to 170 C
Heat 1tbsp oil and fry the onion in a pan till cooked/translucent and golden brown, add to a heavy based casserole
Put the rinsed rice in a saucepan, add the boiling water and cook appx 8 mins till half cooked.
Once its cooked you can add the rice to the heavy casserole also
Place the ginger and the garlic into the pan you cooked the onion in and then add the cinnamon stick the cardamom seeds, clove lemon juice, salt, yoghurt and sour cream, cook for 2 mins on med-high
Add the mix to the rice and onion, add a few strands of saffron or 1/4 tsp imitation saffron powder, milk, extra oil, ghee or butter, the stock cube and stir mix completley.
Press the mix into the pan, cover and cook 30-40 mins and serve
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