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Leftover cheat's lamb biryani

Leftover cheat's lamb biryani

Full of contrasting textures and flavours, this is one of those recipes that the whole family will love – it works really well with cooked chicken too.
By Tesco Real Food
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 20-30 minutes
Bowl of lamb biryani at a table ready to be eaten

Ingredients

300g leftover lamb, diced
This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking.
500g basmati microwave rice
200g frozen petit pois
40g flaked almonds
1 onion, roughly chopped
Use up what you have. Spring onions or shallots work well here.
1 garlic clove, crushed
2cm fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 tbsp Balti paste
400ml vegetable stock
3 tbsp freshly chopped coriander

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Recipe

  1. Remember to defrost your meat. Defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use. 

    This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking. If using defrosted cooked meat, you can only reheat this meat once so only cook what you can eat.
  2. Toast the almonds in a small, heavy-based pan, over a medium heat, until golden, moving them around in the pan often, so they brown evenly. Set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the onion over a medium to high heat for 5 minutes until coloured.

  4. Stir though the garlic, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and balti paste and cook for 1 minute before adding the lamb and tossing well to coat.

  5. Add the rice, stock and peas and cook over a medium to high heat until the rice is hot and the stock has been absorbed. Stir through the coriander and scatter with the flaked almonds to serve.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
2 days
Where to store
Fridge
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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