Shrimp Biryani Recipe

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The kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Shrimp Biryani Recipe.  Enjoy the good taste of Arabic Food and learn how to make Shrimp Biryani.

Cuisine: Arabic
Category: Arabian Gulf
Serves: 8 persons
Difficulty: Medium
Cost: Medium

Preparation time :     20 minutes
Cooking time :     1 hour, 30 minutes


2 cups basmati rice or 400 g

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 medium onion or 250 g, finely sliced

2 medium onion or 250 g, finely chopped

500 g shrimp, peeled, raw, de-shelled & de-veined

2 tablespoons tomato paste

4 cloves garlic, crushed

1 cup fresh dill or 50 g, finely chopped

3 tablespoons curry powder

2 cinnamon sticks

5 whole cardamom pods

3 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon or 30 g

½ cup water or 125 ml, hot

2 cups coriander leaves or 100 g, roughly chopped

6 cups water or 1½ liters

2 tablespoons ghee

1 tablespoon saffron, powder

pinch of salt

pinch of ground pepper


Wash and Soak rice in cold water and set aside for 30 min.

In a large pot, heat vegetable oil, fry sliced onions till golden brown, remove and set aside.

In the same pot on medium high heat fry chopped onions till golden, add shrimp and sauté till pink (about 4-5 minutes), add tomato paste, Garlic, Dill, Spices, Cinnamon sticks, Cardamom pods, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon , and Water and bring to a simmer. Add chopped fresh coriander leaves and remove from pot and set aside.

In the same pot, bring to boil 1.5 liters of water, place rice and cook until rice is ¾ cooked (andante).

Drain rice in a colander and discard excess water.

Melt Ghee on the bottom of the same pot; add a layer of strained rice, followed by a layer of shrimp and onion mixture and a sprinkle of Saffron powder. Follow this step until all the rice and shrimp sauce is used.

Steam rice and shrimp on med-low heat until rice is fully cooked (about 20 minute).

Gently fluff cooked rice ensuring even distribution of rice and shrimp.

Serve on a large plate, and garnished with fried sliced onions.

Nutritional Information

Energy :     342.00 Kcal
Protein :     18.00 g
Carbohydrate :     52.00 g
Fats :     6.90 g

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