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  • Place rice in medium bowl. Add enough cold water to cover rice. Let stand 10 min.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add cumin seed; cook and stir 30 sec. Stir in onions, garlic and ginger; cook 5 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring constantly. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 min.

  • Drain rice. Add to chicken mixture with remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand 5 min.

Kraft Kitchen Tips


    Substitute deveined peeled uncooked shrimp for the chicken. Add to cooked onion mixture with the rice.


    Malabar Coconut Shrimp is a great complement to this flavourful biryani.

Ratings & Reviews



Love this recipe, It is a perfect lunch for work.


I found it a little dry


Excellent; made with shrimp and used my rice cooker.


This was a hit with the whole family. Tasted very authentic.


Everyone really liked this recipe.I thought it was going to be too spicy but it was not.I used ground cumin because I didn't have the seeds.Perhaps some vegetables added in would make it a more complete meal.Otherwise,great flavour!



I made this recipe the first time (exactly as the recipe called for) and it was great. I made it a second time and added 1/2 tsp cardamom, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp coriander and 1 bay leaf. I stirred in 1 c peas in the last 5 min of cooking... delish!


This was a really great dish, except my boyfriend and I found it a tad spicy. I think we just aren't used to spicy dishes. If I was to reduce some of the spice in this recipe, what spices would you recommend I omit/change quantity of, but still enjoy it?


Enjoyed this recipe very much. Didn't have all the spices, so added in Frank's Red Hot sauce. Mixed in chicken & shrimp together.


I forgot to cook the rice in broth, but added all the spices to the rice cooker, along with some cardamom pods, a dash of cinnamon and some raisins. I marinated tofu overnight in the salad dressing and then I add that to the hot rice and let it warm up in the rice cooker. I added more masala and cumin to mine. No oil or garlic added. Very easy to make from scratch!


I would definitely make this recipe again but we did find it to be dry. I added some diluted chicken broth and had the remainder the next night.


Oh my goodness! Absolutely DELICIOUS recipe, a big hit with me, my husband, our 14-yr old daughter. Normally I make a recipe as directed the 1st time, and then often tweak it ... not this one! I can see making this one over and over again and not changing a single thing. Thanks Kraft for such a great recipe!


Amazing! Tastes just like from an Indian restaurant! Have cooked for friends and they loved it. Has become a fast favorite.


Loved it! So good! It was so easy to make, and cooking time actually only took about 15 minutes. Took some to work the next day and a Bangladeshi co-worker said it's almost like his mom makes! Will make this over and over! Definitely add red pepper.


Easy and very close to the real deal - only aspect missing from this recipe is the aromatic essence of Biryani which in the original is obtained through the use of different spices. But in taste it is quite close to the real deal.


very good and easy to prepare. good for a busy week night


Excellent recipe. Easy, fast and extremely tasty. Even my ITALIAN mom loved this :-)


Super yummy. Even my 3yo son ate it all. The only problem I would chance for next time would be to decrease the cooking time from 30min to 15-20 min. It was a bit over cooked and dry but has potential to be even better the next time when not cooked as long.


I am planning to travel to India this fall so I am trying to learn about Indian cuisine. I have tried biryani dishes in local Toronto restuaurants. I can't believe just how easy and delicious this recipe was to make. I will definitely be making it again!


its not easy to cook biryani but this one is really simple.i made this by using Shan chicken biryani masala easily available in any southasian(desi) store.it was really delicious.


Awesome. I have all the ingredients because I love Indian food but can't be bother to cook when I see a long recipe. This one is very fast , easy and delicious. THANK YOU.


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Makes 4 servings, 1/4 recipe (220 g) each.

Nutritional Info

Serving Size 1/4 recipe (220 g)

Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin A2%
Vitamin C6%

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


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