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A traditional Indian rice dish infused with aromats, Biryani can be served as an accompaniment or a meal of its own. This one-pot version is delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Yield: Serves 2-3 as a main dish; serves 6 as a side


This recipe appears here courtesy of John and Mary McDougall, and was originally published in the May 2011 McDougall Newsletter.

For decades Dr. John McDougall has pioneered a revolutionary dietary approach to disease treatment and prevention. You can learn more about his work by visiting www.drmcdougall.com, or by signing up to the McDougall Newsletter.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 ½ teaspoons curry powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 ¾ cups water
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • ½ cauliflower, broken into florets
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tomato, chopped


  1. In a large pan, cook onions and garlic in ¼ cup of the water for 5 minutes. Add curry powder, cinnamon, and cloves, cook 2 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining water, carrots, cauliflower, raisins, and rice. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer about 40 minutes.
  3. Stir in peas and tomatoes. Cook an additional 15 minutes. Serve hot.