Super Quick Vegan 'Chicken' Biryani

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:15 m

When we've had a long day in the office, arriving home long after we intended to, the name of the game is speed. We want something tasty and we want it NOW. We often whip up a one-pan bowl of fancy pants rice for dinner to minimise on washing up and this dish is one of our favourites. The flavours are perfectly punchy with properly satisfying textures. It's a home run. This is a brilliant choice for a quick vegan dinner that is packed full of flavour.

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For the curry

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp coconut oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp garam masala<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp cumin<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp chilli powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>400g king oyster mushrooms<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 inches of ginger<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp turmeric<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 x 250g bag of microwaveable puy lentils<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g garden peas<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 x 250g bag(s) of microwavable brown basmati rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>5g fresh coriander<item-todo-done>

To serve

<item-todo-done> iceberg lettuce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tomatoes medium<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 Juice of 1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> plant-based raita - recipe in BOSH!<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> mango chutney<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Large pan | Microplane

Prepare the ingredients

  • Peel and dice the onion
  • Cut the caps of the mushrooms and rip the stems into rough strips
  • Peel and grate the ginger and garlic
  • Cook the rice according to packet instructions

Pick the coriander leaves

  • Trim, core and shred the lettuce
  • Slice the tomatoes
  • Quarter the lemon

Get ready to cook

  • Warm the oil in a large pan over a medium heat, add the onions, a pinch of salt and stir for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the mushroom and stir for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the ginger and garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the garam masala, cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and stir for 2 minutes
  • Add the lentils and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the peas and stir for another minute
  • Add the rice and fold for 2 minutes to combine and coat
  • Add the coriander and fold into the rice

Time to serve

  • Grab 4 bowls and spoon in the rice
  • Arrange the lettuce and tomato in the bowls
  • Add a lemon wedge on the side
  • Drizzle over the raita, mango chutney and serve immediately
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