"A delicious take on the traditional Indian biryani." — SlashChef
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quinoa, rinsed and drained
minced fresh ginger root
peeled, diced potato
fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
fresh or frozen peas
onion, sliced into rings
chopped fresh cilantro
This is a great base, but I found it bland as is. Other than caramelizing red onions in coconut oil while the quinoa was cooking, I followed the recipe exactly, but after tasting it I increased the cardamom (I used 1/2 tsp ground; 1 pod = 1/6 tsp), added salt and 1/2 tsp garam masala, and added raisins. The raisins really gave the dish a needed punch. Once these changes were made, it was delicious!
most certainly is a great way to combine veggies with a natural protein-rich grain. Needs more spices unless you're serving small young ones.
Great and easy recipe. I used vegetable broth instead of water and add 3/4 cup of raisin. it adds a bit a sweet and flavour to it
This is an amazing way to eat quinoa. I am trying to get more healthy quinoa in my diet but get tired of the simple quinoa-onion-beans combo or the add-it-to-soup. This is a super delicious, novel way to eat it! My fiance is from Bolivia, the land of of quinoa, and he loved it and said he had never had quinoa made this way before. I also added more spice and plenty of salt, as other readers commented, and I just used the vegetables I had on hand: corn instead peas, butternut squash cubed instead of broccoli or cauliflower, and it was great!
I happen to love the indian basmati rice version of biryani but this recipe was SO BLAND! Very dissappointing. I've had quinoa in salads and love it but I didn't feel that it's a good base for a biryani. I don't think I'll be making this again.
I found it bland. I thought it was because it was my first time using cardamom and I didn't really know how to use it, but reading other reviews reassure me. I might try it again if somebody has a great suggestion for tweaking it. I was so excited about eating a good biryani that night...:-(
pretty bland, I added some raisins and that helped
I also found it bland and certainly would not put potato in it again as that didn't seem to match and was just another bland addition. I added craisins as I didn`t have raisins and that was slightly better but I would not make this again.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 101
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