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Biryani with Raisins, Nuts and Peas Recipe

Biryani is a rice dish served in Pakistan and India.  This recipe includes raisins, pine nuts, cashews and peas.

Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes (including rice cooking time) | Serves: 4

rice, Raisin, Pine nuts, cashews, peas


  • 1 cup basmati rice (2 cups cooked)
  • 1/4 cup seedless raisins
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Cook rice according to directions.
  2. When rice is done, melt butter in a medium skillet over medium high heat.  Add rice and saute for 1 minute.  Add raisins, nuts, peas and salt.  Saute for 2 – 3 minutes until nuts begin to brown.   Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish.

Serve this recipe with Pakistani Roast Chicken.

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