Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Arabian Biryani Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make the best Arabian Biryani.
2 tablespoons clarified butter
4 tablespoons onion, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch saffron or turmeric
pinch cayenne pepper, optional
½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
1½ pounds boneless halal lamb, cubed
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups cooked basmati rice, stirred with a pinch of saffron or turmeric
2 tablespoons shredded or whole almonds
1 tablespoon golden raisins
1 hard-boiled egg, quartered
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees .
Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne pepper and sauté over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
Combine the onion mixture with the yogurt in the blender and puree until smooth. Set aside this mixture aside.
Heat the remaining butter and sauté the meat, a few pieces at a time, until golden on all sides. Season with the salt and pepper then add the yogurt mixture, cover the saucepan, and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove lid and simmer for another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Combine the meat with the rice and smooth the mixture into a large baking dish. You may cover the mixture with foil and refrigerate until ready to serve or bake the mixture for 25 minutes at 325 degrees. Garnish before serving.
More Middle Eastern recipes:
Rice Boukhari with Meat
Chicken with Eggplant and Cauliflower Rice
Kabsa or Kabseh Recipe (Chicken & Rice)
Arabic Style White Rice
Chicken Kabouli Al-Batena Style
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