Cheat's Biriyani

A flavoursome Indian dish known for the required labour and slow cooking, this cheats method delievers on speed and flavour for a delicious dinner!

  • 4
  • Serving

  • 10M
  • Prep

  • 10M
  • Cook

  • 20M
  • Total

  • 1

    Per Serving


  • 1tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 White Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 2cm piece of Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2tbsp Curry Paste (Tikka works well)
  • 80g Cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 100ml Vegetable Stock
  • 250g Uncle Ben’s Pilau
  • Small handful of Coriander, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 10 minutes until soft and translucent. Followed by the garlic, ginger and curry paste and cook for 2-3 minutes until the spices begin to release an aroma.
  2.  Add the corn, courgette and carrot and stir through to coat in the spice mix. Fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the Uncle Ben's rice into a medium sized oven proof pan and layer the spinach on top. Add the curried vegetables and pour over the stock. Place the dish in the oven for 15 minutes until the top of the dish is beginning to go crispy.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven and top with chopped coriander. Serve immediately making sure each dish gets a layer of rice, spinach and vegetables.


Carbohydrates (g) 50.1
Cholesterol(mg) 0
Dietary Fiber (g) 6.4
Energy (kJ) 1370
Protein (g) 7.4
Sugars (g) 10.4
Total Fat (g) 9.3
Saturated Fat (g) 0.9
Salt(g) 1.95
Sodium (mg) 780
Trans Fat(g) 0

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