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Shrimp Biryani Recipe

We can say with confidence that this hearty and fragrant shrimp biryani recipe will be worth a bookmark in your recipe collection. It could be just what you need for your next gathering.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Shrimp Biryani, Shrimp Biryani recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 493kcal
Author: Luna Regina

Ingredients

  • 13 oz raw shrimp peeled, deveined, tails off, equals 24 oz whole
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 4 oz onion diced
  • 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
  • 1 1/2 tsp traditional Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 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

  • 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).
    sauté garlic in heated olive oil over medium heat until fragrant
  • Add 13 oz peeled and deveined shrimp to sauté for 3 minutes until pink. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
    Sauté the shrimp until they turn pink
  • Add 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil to the skillet. Sauté 4 oz diced onion for 2 minutes until soft and translucent.
    Sauté onion in olive oil until soft and translucent
  • 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.
    Add the spice mix to the skillet. Stir.
  • Add 1 1/4 cup uncooked basmati rice. Stir and toss to coat with the spice mix.
    Add the basmati rice. Stir and toss to coat with the spice mix
  • Add 2 1/2 cup unsalted chicken broth.
    Add the chicken broth.
  • Add 1 bay leaf and 1 star anise. Give it a quick stir.
    Add the bay leaf and star anise. Give it a quick stir.
  • Cover with a lid and bring it to a low simmer for 20 minutes.
    Cover with a lid and bring it to a low simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 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.
    Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet with mint leaves, chopped cashew, and chopped scallions.
  • Portion out and serve hot with side dishes.
    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 | Cholesterol: 274mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg