Prawn Biryani

Celestial 2

"This spicy rice dish cooked in mouth-watering prawn curry is extremely easy to make in a microwave oven. A 1200-watt microwave oven was used for this recipe. Garnish with fried onions."
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2 h 35 m servings 874 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 874 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 109.1g
  • 35%
  • Protein:
  • 34 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 198 mg
  • 66%
  • Sodium:
  • 1692 mg
  • 68%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place rice with enough water to cover in a small bowl. Soak rice for 2 hours; drain.
  2. Stir together the prawns, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, black pepper, cloves, cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks, salt, yogurt, and oil in a microwave safe bowl until well mixed. Cook in microwave on High until the shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 10 minutes. Remove the prawns from the curry and set aside.
  3. Stir the rice, water, and chicken bouillon into the curry and mix well. Cook in the microwave on High until rice is tender, about 10 minutes. Mix in the prawns; return to the microwave and cook on high until heated through, about 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick, cloves, and cardamom seeds before serving.



I would never make a microwave meal so i converted this to stovetop with rice separate and it was very good. Soon to be reposted with my stovetop directions

This was deeeelicious! I give it four stars only because I don't approve of the microwave. I made it on the stovetop with a few modifications. On med-low heat, I used a single pot and started ...

I give this five stars because not only is it delicious but easy to make! Next time I might try doubling the spices but it was great the way it was.

We love it! But, I need to make it a few times more before it becomes my own dish.

This gets five stars because it is so easy to make , it's a quick dish and very rich in taste, lovely. I made it a couple of times on the stove not microwave. I marinate the shrimps (I use froze...

This is great, so quick. I used chicken instead of shrimp which I diced into small cubes. I did add a little turmeric for colour and flavour. I omitted the oil and salt. Will most definately...

Very Good! I used left over shredded chicken instead of shrimp. I heated the oil and added the spices and chicken with a little water in a frying pan. I simmered the rice in chicken bouillon bro...

Pretty good base recipe. I modified mine with more 'masala' and parboiled the rice before assembling it using the traditional layering method. I will try it as is next time though.

I was apprehensive in the beginning - who makes a biryani using microvave !! But I must say this turned out really well (I just added some more than salt than I am used to). Will try this again ...