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Vegetable Biryani

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6 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Biryani is a rice preparation cooked with curry - in our recipe, the cream cheese adds richness to this side dish.

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  • Bring 1 L (4 cups) water to boil in medium saucepan. Add rice; return to boil. Simmer on medium heat 7 to 8 min. or until rice is tender; drain. Spread onto rimmed baking sheet; cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in deep large skillet on medium-high heat. Add vegetables, ginger, garlic and cumin seed; cook and stir 6 to 8 min. or until vegetables are softened. Stir in cream cheese product, tomato paste, seasonings and remaining water; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 3 to 5 min. or until sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Add rice to vegetable mixture; cook 3 to 5 min. or until sauce is absorbed and mixture is heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. before serving.


Prepare using 3 cups of your favourite combination of frozen chopped vegetables.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with Creamy Coriander Chutney.


  • 6 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 2/3 cup (150 mL) each
Calories 350
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 250mg
Carbohydrate 53g
Dietary fibre 5g
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A 45 %DV
Vitamin C 70 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* 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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