As I have shared here before; there are many ways of making biriani.It is all about your tastebuds and the time you have to make it. The Instant Pot comes in handy in this, as you do not have to spend hours in the kitchen slaving over this dish. I have shared two biriani recipes here and by now y’all can tell I really love Indian rice dishes 🙂
This dish is so straightforward you can make it for weeknight supper, it is great for a meatless Monday meal as well as a tasty way to load up on those veggies.
You can use the vegetables you have on hand, just chop them into more or less equal sizes so they cook through and evenly.
Wash and soak your rice for 20 minutes. Then put instant pot on sauté mode.
Add the ginger garlic paste and the ground spices.
Do not stir once you add the water. Cover the instant pot, cancel sauté mode and set pressure mode on. Set it to cook for 6 minutes on high pressure. Once done, let it release pressure naturally for about 5 minutes then do a quick pressure release.
The next step is purely optional but if you want the authentic biri feel, mix a little yellow food colour or saffron if you have in in a tsp of rose water.
I am enjoying using the Instant pot to make various dishes and was glad with how this turned out. Definitely worth a try!