Shrimp Biryani

Long grain rice became part of our regular meals already specially every weekends, I always cooked it on weekends since it requires longer time to cook than jasmine rice. I cooked various recipes already, some were posted on this blog. One of my favorite way to cook is Biryani, however, as I mentioned in my previous post that I always omit some of the original biryani spices because it is not suitable for out taste. I just want to cook something everyone of my family will enjoy to eat.

The recipe below is on of my favorite way to cook shrimp biryani.

2 cups long grain or basmati rice
500 g shrimps, peeled
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large onions, chopped
2 tbsp. chopped ginger
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp. curry paste
1 tbsp. tomato paste
¼ tsp. black pepper powder
¼ tsp. dried coriander leaves
2 tbsp. light soy sauce (optional)
¼ tsp. turmeric powder
1 green bell pepper, sliced into strips
1 large carrot, cube
¼ cup raisins
4 tbsp. olive oil
Cooking Spray (optional)


1. Wash then soak rice with enough cold water for 10 minutes.
2. Boil enough water or about 10 cups in a cooking pot. Add salt and 2 tbsp. oil. Drain rice and put in boiling water. Boil for 6-7 minutes or until rice are slightly tender. (Pease note that the length of the cooking time for the rice may vary depending upon the kind of rice you used.) Drain and set aside.
3. In a separate pot, heat olive oil. Saute garlic until slightly brown, then add onions, ginger and tomatoes. Stir and saute until tender.
4. Add shrimps, curry paste, tomato paste, coriander leaves, soy sauce and turmeric powder. Cook until shrimps are done.
5. Add bell pepper and carrots, cook for 1 minute.
6. Heat another cooking pot, grease the bottom with cooking spray. Place the 1/3 part of the ccoked rice, then add the half of shrimp mixture, then another 1/3 of the rice, add the remaining half of the shrimps, then the remaining rice. Rice should be on top.
7. Put the raisins on top of rice.
8. Cover the pot and cook for 15 minutes over very low heat.
9. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.


One Response

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