Fish Biryani

I always checked this blog’s stats regularly and I found out that some of the terms used from search engines to find this blog are “Fish biryani recipe” or “Arabic fish biryani” and they always landed on my chicken biryani post. Because of that I decided to make a Fish biryani and post it here.

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Ingredients:
4 pcs. medium fish, scaled and intestine removed
3 cups basmati rice (long grain rice)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 thumb-sized ginger, crushed then minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2/3 cup mixed vegetables (carrots, green peas and beans)
½ cup tomato ketchup
3 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. curry powder
½ tsp. black pepper powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Cooking oil, enough to fry the fish
Water
Cooking spray

Directions:
1. Soak rice in cold water for 10 minutes.
2. Boil 1 liter water with 1 tsp. salt and 1 tbsp. cooking oil. Add rice and cook for 5-7 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
3. Heat enough oil in a non-stick frying pan, fry the fishes until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
3. Used half of the oil to saute the garlc, onions, ginger and tomatoes. Saute until tomatoes are tender. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the fried fish to the cooked sauce, turn off heat and cover the fishes with the sauce.
5. In a separate pan or casserole, spray the bottom with cooking spray, place the 1/3 part of the cooked rice, then add the half of fish mixture, then another 1/3 of the rice, add the remaining half of the fish, then the remaining rice. Cover and cook in a very low heat for 15 minutes.
6. Transfer to a platter and serve.

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