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Instant Pot Brown Rice Biryani with Beef or Lamb

Instant Pot Brown Rice Biryani with Beef or Lamb

Instant Pot Brown Rice Biryani with Beef or Lamb

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Servings 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup brown basmati rice soaked 15 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Whole Spices

  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaf
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 pound beef stew meat or lamb the meat should be cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger

Ground Spices

  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne adjust to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 cup water

Optional Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • cup cashews halved
  • Cilantro leaves chopped
  • Mint leaves chopped

Instructions
 

  • Soak the brown basmati rice in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain, rinse and set aside.
  • Press the sauté button, adjust the heat to high, and add the oil to the pot. Allow it a minute to heat up, then add the whole spices and stir. Once they begin to sizzle, add the meat and the onions. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes, or until all sides of the meat have browned.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, ground spices and stir, then add the rice and water to the pot. Give everything a good stir.
  • Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and cook for 22 minutes at high pressure.
  • Naturally release pressure for 10 minutes, then open the valve to release any remaining pressure.
  • Discard the whole spices, add garnish if desired and serve.

Optional Garnish:

  • While the rice is cooking, melt ghee in a pan over low-medium heat on the stovetop. Add the cashews and raisins and stir-fry until the cashews begin to turn golden.
  • Sprinkle the ghee-coated cashews and raisins along with the cilantro and mint on top of the biryani.
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