Prawn Biryani

Prawn Biryani

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 35 m
Recipe by  Celestial

“This spicy rice dish cooked in mouth-watering prawn curry is extremely easy to make in a microwave oven. A 1200-watt microwave oven was used for this recipe. Garnish with fried onions.”

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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  1. Place rice with enough water to cover in a small bowl. Soak rice for 2 hours; drain.
  2. Stir together the prawns, ginger garlic paste, garam masala, black pepper, cloves, cardamom seeds, cinnamon sticks, salt, yogurt, and oil in a microwave safe bowl until well mixed. Cook in microwave on High until the shrimp are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center, about 10 minutes. Remove the prawns from the curry and set aside.
  3. Stir the rice, water, and chicken bouillon into the curry and mix well. Cook in the microwave on High until rice is tender, about 10 minutes. Mix in the prawns; return to the microwave and cook on high until heated through, about 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick, cloves, and cardamom seeds before serving.

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Chef Andrea

Chef Andrea

I would never make a microwave meal so i converted this to stovetop with rice separate and it was very good. Soon to be reposted with my stovetop directions



This was deeeelicious! I give it four stars only because I don't approve of the microwave. I made it on the stovetop with a few modifications. On med-low heat, I used a single pot and started by sauteing an onion until browned. I doubled the spices and added curry. I omitted the cinnamon and cloves because I don't care for them. After browning the onions and spices, I added the rest of the ingredients except the shrimp and I used vegetable stock instead of chicken cubes. I also added cauliflower florets and frozen peas. I cooked until the rice was almost done, then added the shrimp and cooked until opaque.



I give this five stars because not only is it delicious but easy to make! Next time I might try doubling the spices but it was great the way it was.

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Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 874 cal
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 30.7 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs
  • 109.1 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 34 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol
  • 198 mg
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 1886 mg
  • 75%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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