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Vegetarian Biryani Recipe

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 –2 cups chopped or thinly sliced veggies ( bell pepper, zucchini, or carrots)
3 garlic cloves, rough chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or one cinnamon stick)
1/2 teaspoon cardamom (or 3 crushed cardamom pods)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 bay leaf
4 cups veggie stock
2 cups basmati rice, rinsed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup raisins
Garnish: 1/4 cup cashews and chopped parsley or cilantro

1.In A Large Skillet, Or Shallow  Dutch Oven, Heat Oil Over Medium-High Heat.
2.Add The Onion And Sauté, Stirring Often, Until Tender And Golden, 5 Minutes.
3.Turn Heat To Medium, Add Your Choice Of Veggies And Garlic And Ginger, And Cook 4-5 Minutes. Remove One Cup Of The Mixture And Set Aside.
4.Add Spices And Bay Leaf, And Stir One Minute, Toasting The Spices. Add Basmati Rice, And Saute One-Minute Stirring. Add Stock And Salt.
5.Top With Chickpeas, Raisins And The Cup Of Veggies You Set Aside. Bring To A Simmer Over High Heat, Then Lower Heat To Low. Cover The Pot With A Thin Dish Towel, Place The Lid Over The Top Of The Towel, And Bring The Four Corners Of The Towel Up And Over The Lid.(This Will Tighten The Seal And Keep The Steam In, Allowing The Rice To Cook More Quickly And Evenly.)
6.Simmer On Low 20-30  Minutes Or Until The Rice Has Soaked Up The Liquid.

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15 Mins




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