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Rice cooker-school lunch box mock biryani- make this easy biryani for kids school box or pack it up for your work lunch. all you need is a rice cooker, a little prep work to make this mock biryani. Not only is this mock biryani a school lunch box meal, it's also an easy meal made in a rice cooker-islandsmile.org

HOW TO MAKE RICE COOKER-SCHOOL LUNCH BOX MOCK BIRYANI.

RICE COOKER-SCHOOL LUNCH BOX MOCK BIRYANI- MAKE THIS EASY BIRYANI FOR KIDS SCHOOL MEAL OR PACK IT UP FOR YOUR WORK LUNCH. ALL YOU NEED IS A RICE COOKER, A LITTLE PREP WORK TO MAKE THIS MOCK BIRYANI.
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course, meals
Cuisine asian,, Indian
Keyword biryani, easy, lunch box, meals, rice cooker, school
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5
Author jehan

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

For the marinade

700g boneless chicken

3 tablespoons of yogurt (you can buy a small cup for this purpose)

1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon of garam masala

Salt to season

For the biryani spice paste

4 tablespoons of oil

1 teaspoon ginger paste

1 teaspoon garlic paste

1 large onion finely sliced

1-inch piece of cinnamon

3 cardamoms slightly bruised

1/2 teaspoon pepper powder

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon garam masala

Salt to season

2 cups of rice(keeri samba or white medium grain rice)

3 cups of water

1 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  1. Have all the ingredients assembled and ready.

    Marinating and cooking the chicken

    In a medium-sized bowl combine the pieces of chicken with turmeric, garam masala, yoghurt, salt and garam masala, marinate for 15-20 minutes.

  2. While the chicken marinates, set a cooking pan over medium heat, pour in the oil followed by onions, ginger garlic paste, cinnamon, cardamom and cook for 3 minutes until the onions turn slightly brown on the edges.

  3. Add tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, garam masala, pepper powder and continue to cook and build the biryani paste.

  4. Once the ingredients in the pan turn into a liquid paste of spices, add the chicken to it, reduce heat to low-medium and continue cooking the chicken in this paste for 15 minutes.

  5. Once the chicken is semi-cooked in the biryani paste, let it completely cool and refrigerate until you use it in the morning.
  6. Cooking the biryani in the rice cooker.

    Wash and rinse the rice 2-3 times to remove any impurities. set aside.

    Pour in a tablespoon of oil into the rice cooker.

  7. Arrange the cooked chicken with the biryani semi-liquid paste on the bottom of the pan.
  8. Once the chicken is placed evenly on the bottom, add the washed rice and water with salt to season(1/2-1 teaspoon).

  9. Switch on the rice cooker and let the mock biryani cook until the rice cooker switch turns to warm.
  10. As soon as the rice cooker turns to warm, open the rice cooker lid, you need to be careful here as there will be steam.
  11. Leave the rice cooker lid open for 3-5 minutes then using a wooden spoon or fork gently combine rice while bringing the chicken on the bottom to the surface, spend a few minutes mixing the rice well so the seasoning and chicken are distributed evenly.

  12. Serve the mock biryani to individual lunch boxes, follow instructions on how to pack the biryani into lunch boxes given above, then add a cucumber salad and mango chutney to the box.