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Shrimp Biryani Recipe

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  • PREP TIME 10 mins
  • COOK TIME 30 mins
  • TOTAL TIME 40 mins
Course: Main CourseCuisine: Indian
Keyword: Shrimp Biryani, Shrimp Biryani recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493 kcal

Ingredients (19)

  • 13 oz raw shrimp peeled, deveined, tails off, equals 24 oz whole
  • 2.50 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 4 oz onion diced
  • 0.50 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 0.50 tsp turmeric
  • 0.50 tsp salt
  • 0.50 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1.50 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 1.25 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2.50 cup unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves chopped
  • 1 oz cashew chopped into halves
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

1

In a cast-iron skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat, add 1 tbsp minced garlic to sauté until fragrant (for about 30 seconds).

2

Add 13 oz peeled and deveined shrimp to sauté for 3 minutes until pink. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

3

Add 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil to the skillet. Sauté 4 oz diced onion for 2 minutes until soft and translucent.

4

Add the spice mix of 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp lime juice, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp paprika, and 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard to the skillet. Stir for 30 seconds.

5

Add 1 1/4 cup uncooked basmati rice. Stir and toss to coat with the spice mix.

6

Add 2 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth.

7

Add 1 bay leaf and 1 star anise. Give it a quick stir.

8
Cover with a lid and bring it to a low simmer for 20 minutes.
9

Remove the lid. Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet with 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves, 1 oz chopped cashew, and 2 tbsp chopped scallions.

10

Portion out and serve hot with side dishes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: g | Cholesterol: 274mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg