What's in my saucepan?

Continuing the very popular 'What's in my...' series, I thought it had been just too long since I'd posted a cooking blogpost.
So tonight, in my saucepan is....
Mushroom Biryani!

Here's a how-to. 

2tbsp oil in pan
Add a chopped onion.  Heat gently for a couple minutes.
Add a punnet of mushrooms, chopped.
And a tin of chopped tomatoes.
And 8oz white rice.

Add: 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
A sprinkle ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground chilli
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground turmeric.
Add 1/2 pint water and bring to the boil before simmering, stirring, and adding more water if it feels like it is 'sticking'.
After five minutes simmering, turn off the heat and clamp the lid on tight.
Leave this for at least 15 minutes, for the rice to steam.

Enjoy! (We did!)


  1. I forgot!! Essential! Add 1tsp yeast extract (Marmite)

  2. Hello Tracey
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    Thank you very very much indeed!
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  3. Mmmmm still not sure about this 'no meat' stuff m'dear.

  4. that sounds really good...i tried a jar one but didnt like it...will give it a go love your recipes


  5. You mention steaming the rice? How do you do it out of interest? I just boil in a pan and it often works but I'm always looking for new ideas. I must try this dish.


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