Biryani Rice Recipe



  •  2 cups Abu Bint Golden Parboiled Rice
  •  3 Tbsp olive oil
  •  4 chicken thighs
  •  1 yellow onion
  •  1 Tbsp garlic minced
  •  1 Tbsp ginger minced
  •  2 tomatoes grated
  •  1/2 cup water
  •  1 green bell pepper sliced
  •  2 tsp of salt
  •  1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  •  1/2 tsp black pepper
  •  2 tsp garam masala
  •  1 tsp coriander
  •  1/2 tsp turmeric
  •  1 tsp cumin
  •  1/2 tsp cinnamon
  •  4 cups chicken broth

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Add olive oil to a large pot on the stove over medium-high heat.


Step 2

Add the chicken and cook until browned.


Step 3

Add in the onion, and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.


Step 4

Stir in garlic, ginger, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup water.


Step 5

Cook until the water has evaporated, for about 20 minutes.


Step 6

Add in the bell pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garam masala, turmeric, cumin and cinnamon. Mix well.


Step 7

Add in the chicken broth and bring to boil.


Step 8

Add rice, reduce to low heat, and cook (covered) for 18 to 20 minutes.


Step 9

Turn off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


The Best Chicken Biryani Recipe

There are certain recipes that are perfect for a family gathering or simply sharing a comforting meal with your loved ones. Chicken Biryani is just that. Enjoy the aroma that rice releases while it is cooking along with a delicious blend of spices, including garam masala, cumin, and turmeric for that yellow hue. Turn it into a complete meal with the addition of perfectly browned chicken thighs.


While this Biryani recipe flavor will automatically take you to your most beloved childhood memories, guarantee the best results in rice texture and taste by choosing one of Abu Bint’s premium varieties. Although it may look intimidating, this chicken and rice entrée is every bit worth the time and effort.


Try this dish with Abu Bint Golden Parboiled Rice, which cooks up fluffy rice grains that remain separate. Make your family proud by preparing a meal just like your mother or grandmother would! The secret is in the rice.


Cooking Tips


Feel free to adjust the amount of spices based on your family’s liking. No fresh ginger or garlic available? Use the powdered versions instead.


Don’t have fresh tomatoes on hand? Simply substitute with canned or jarred tomato sauce.


For an extra layer of flavor, add a sweet addition by topping with ingredients like raisins or dates. The addition of toasted slivered almonds will also add a crunch, so add them right before serving.


Toasting the almonds is quite easy, just make sure to stir continuously, so they do not burn quickly. For the best texture, toast just a few hours before using. 


Some prefer to boil an entire chicken and add spices to water for bolder flavors. If you prefer that cooking method, make sure to carefully shred meat and discard any bones or skin. 


Make your meal richer with a dose of greens by adding peas (fresh or frozen) to the rice cooking water.


If you’re making Biryani for Iftar, be sure to use Halal meat or skip chicken altogether for a meatless version.