Cape Biryani/Breyani
135 mins (prep 45, cooking 90)
22 ingredients
4-6 servings
As a traditional Cape Malay recipe, there are dozens of variations, and even the name can be spelled in various ways: biryani, biriani, breyani, etc. It's a lightly spiced rice-based dish. It is NOT quick to make: compare it to paella. Make this dish in winter when you feel like creating something warm and comforting with accents from another country. This recipe is so traditional. It comes from our monthly food magazine ("Fresh Living", June 2010), published by one of our largest chain stores, Pick 'n Pay. I also wish to save it here on Zaar. The recipe is not easily found in our general cookbooks. Keep in mind that it is really economical and filling. You need only this dish on the table, maybe with a little container of chutney on the side. You might want to start with marinating the chicken overnight, i.e. the day before. I adjusted a few directions which I thought was a bit off. Prep time does not include marinating time.

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Serving Size (47.36 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 150.17 Calories from Fat 20.88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.32g 14.3%
Saturated Fat 0.17g 3.45%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 29.91mg 4.99%
Total Carbohydrate 25.65g 34.2%
Dietary Fiber 11.17 g 178.78%
Sugars 1.32 g %
Protein 10.33g 82.61%
Vitamin A 543.03IU% Vitamin C 43.79mg%
Calcium 195.39mg% Iron 10.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken thighs, salt and pepper, coriander seed, hot pepper, large, large, cinnamon sticks, coriander seed, chopped cilantro