Vegetable biryani

South Africa is known for a lot of great things, one being our delicious food. This vegetable biryani is packed with flavour and deserves its spot as one of South Africa’s favourite dishes.

500 grams basmati rice
4 cardamom pods
2 sticks cassia
2 tbsp vegetable oil
3 medium carrots, sliced
250 grams sweet potatoes, diced
500 grams butternut, diced
1 large onion, sliced
2 cups vegetable stock
1 ready mixed sachet of briyani spices
1 packet green beans
1 large onion, finely sliced


1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
2. Cook rice with cardamom and cassia according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
3. Heat oil in a saucepan and follow the step-by-step process on the ready mixed briyani spice packet.
4. Fry vegetables to soften slightly and add some stock.
5. Cook over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes, then add the beans.


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