Pulou Biryani or Rice Pilaf Plate

@sishy7 (27245)
Australia
August 19, 2017 12:51pm CST
# 81 I had an interesting dinner last night and would like to share it with myLot community... It’s some kind of rice pilaf using spices from a package called Pulou Biryani. Basmati or long/slender-grained aromatic rice was used. Meat and even sultanas were added to the mix besides the packaged spices... Paired with the rice was some barbecued lamb rack or ribs. We even had some flat bread and sliced cucumbers. This plate was simply delicious…
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• Lakewood, Colorado
19 Aug
It looks and sounds a simply lovely meal Sishy! You sure know how to fix it up friend.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
19 Aug
My husband did all the cooking... I was just helping him some...
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• Lakewood, Colorado
19 Aug
@sishy7 Well he is the best husband in the world!!
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
21 Aug
@TiarasOceanView Yes, he is... (to me, at least... ) - thank you!
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@mandala100 (25355)
• Hong Kong
19 Aug
@sishy7 Wow! That food is indeed looking so yummy my friend. How much does it cost? Thank you.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
19 Aug
That wasn't a take out, my husband prepared that at home... It looks good enough to be served in restaurants, doesn't it? Yeah, he's an awesome cook...
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@mandala100 (25355)
• Hong Kong
19 Aug
@sishy7 Wow! That's really so wonderful my friend.
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@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
This look delicious, I have to check if I can find the package you mention in an Asian store.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
20 Aug
If I'm not mistaken it's a product of India... I can't recall the brand name right now...
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@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
21 Aug
@sishy7 There is a store 5 km from here that sells Indian products, I am going to check. If they do not have it, I will check the next time I go to see my Mom in Milan (Italy).
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• India
12 Sep
@LadyDuck you are such a good cook you can easily make it at home
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@much2say (35403)
• United States
20 Aug
You are making me hungry with your posts! I read below your husband prepared this . . . wow, he's quite the chef! Seriously this is my kind of good eats . . . I love a rice/meat/veggie kinda meal!!!
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
20 Aug
He surprised me with this dish... It's not something that he has often done before, yet it turned out really nice...
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@much2say (35403)
• United States
20 Aug
@sishy7 Nice ! Is that food considered to be Indian?
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
21 Aug
@much2say Could be... Maybe not 100%... The lamb is just normal barbecue...
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@alexjessi (1236)
• Vietnam
24 Aug
Here is over midnight! When I saw this pic I want to fly to you and say " I am hungry can you cook it to me? thank you. LOL"
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
24 Aug
You'll be hungry when you see my recent posts... Lately I've been posting about food a lot...
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@alexjessi (1236)
• Vietnam
24 Aug
@sishy7 I saw it all. But can't look, If I keep looling at it my stomache could be yelling at me
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
24 Aug
@alexjessi Yeah, then you can't sleep when your stomach keeps growling...
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@kepweng (6328)
20 Aug
i heard the word biryani before its like an indian spices i am right or wrong ?
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
20 Aug
Yes, it's an Indian dish of seasoned rice mixed with meat and vegetable...
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@kepweng (6328)
23 Aug
@sishy7 see i guess it haha do you have many indians friends i guess
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
23 Aug
@kepweng Yes, I have a few Indian friends...
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@jstory07 (58318)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Aug
That plate sounds very good.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
22 Aug
Actually, that place is my home... My husband cooked this... And you can see my lime tea place-mat under the plate...
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
19 Aug
You did have a delicious dinner last night. The rice sounds really good to me.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
19 Aug
I was afraid it would be too spicy at first, but it turned out nicely...
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@YrNemo (8472)
20 Aug
My tummy rumbled while I was reading your discussion. Time to go raiding the fridge/freezer...
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
20 Aug
... and what did you find, anything good?
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@YrNemo (8472)
21 Aug
@sishy7 some left over birthday cake (yummy but lethal with the thick creams there, not ours, the cousin's - she was on a diet!), ice creams, etc. (I had some toasts. )
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
21 Aug
@YrNemo Good for you resisting the temptations there...
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@MarymargII (8322)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Aug
I would love all those ingedients- love Biryani spices and lamb!
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
22 Aug
They just seem to go together really nicely...
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• Toronto, Ontario
22 Aug
@sishy7 The lamb and the rice pilaf look really tasty.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
23 Aug
@MarymargII They do taste really nice... Not too spicy just how I like them...
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@Freelanzer (6459)
• Canada
30 Aug
I had a vegetarian rice Biryani the other day. It was soo delicious
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
30 Aug
That's wonderful! Did you cook it?
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
31 Aug
@Freelanzer Use basmati rice... I think it's best for biryani...
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• Canada
3 Sep
@sishy7 I think that is what they used at the restaurant. I need to get some.
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@kobesbuddy (19505)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Aug
@sishy7 I don't have any doubt at all, your dinner was wonderful!:)
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
27 Aug
thank you, it was a good dinner...
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@kobesbuddy (19505)
• East Tawas, Michigan
27 Aug
@sishy7 And I don't doubt that a bit:)
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
27 Aug
@kobesbuddy In a few of the responses here people seem to think it even looks good enough to be served in restaurants...
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
21 Aug
i tasted chicken biryani, the chapatti, and chicken curry when i worked in Kuwait. i liked them.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
22 Aug
Yes, I imagine there are varieties of this type of dish in different places of India and Middle-East countries, or maybe even some African countries...
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
23 Aug
@ridingbet Oh sorry to hear of her passing... She wasn't very old, was she?
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@ridingbet (37892)
• Philippines
23 Aug
@sishy7 she was older than me. i was 26 when i went to Kuwait. maybe she was in her 40s that time.
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@averygirl72 (13801)
• Philippines
31 Aug
Yes it's really an interesting dinner. I heard biryani in a restaurant before. It's my first time to see long grained rice. The barbecue lamb looks delicious. Nice dinner
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
31 Aug
Thank you. Yes, I think basmati rice is best for biryani dishes.
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@averygirl72 (13801)
• Philippines
31 Aug
@sishy7 Is that an Australian dish or an Asian dish? It sounds Asian
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
31 Aug
@averygirl72 Rice biryani is known as an Indian dish, I think...
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@kiran8 (15208)
• Mangalore, India
21 Sep
It looks delicious. The only difference between Pulao or Pilaf and Biriyani is the method of preparation. Rice. vegetables or meat and spices are cooked together in Pulao whereas while making Biriyani, Rice is coked separately and meat is made into a thick spicy gravy after which they are layered without mixing , and put in the oven for a few minutes for the flavors to blend.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
21 Sep
Oh, thanks for that... To be honest, I wasn't really clear of the difference... Now I know...
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@kiran8 (15208)
• Mangalore, India
22 Sep
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@fly802 (1222)
25 Aug
Yes, it`s simple but really delicious.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
25 Aug
I take it you've tried these kind of dish?
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@fly802 (1222)
25 Aug
@sishy7 Yes my mom & aunt cook it for me.
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@dgobucks226 (6687)
23 Aug
That's like going to a restaurant to eat. Excellently done Sishy!
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
23 Aug
Thank you! My husband cooked everything - I was just helping him...
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23 Aug
@sishy7 Wow, I need to take a cooking class! I could never prepare something that looks so tasty.
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@DianneN (59227)
• United States
21 Aug
Sounds amazingly good!
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
21 Aug
Tastes really nice too!
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@DianneN (59227)
• United States
22 Aug
@sishy7 Super!
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@silvermist (15823)
• India
20 Aug
Rice pulao and biryani are always popular with people.That was nice of your husband to cook.It is not very easy.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
20 Aug
Yes, he mentioned it took a lot more water to cook the Basmati rice compared to Jasmine rice that's usually used for normal steamed rice...
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@silvermist (15823)
• India
20 Aug
@sishy7 Anyway he was successful and you all enjoyed the food.That is what matters.
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@HazySue (17022)
• United States
19 Aug
That sounds really good. I love rice pilaf.
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@sishy7 (27245)
• Australia
20 Aug
It's kinda a different kind of rice pilaf for us... Glad it turned out nicely...
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@HazySue (17022)
• United States
21 Aug
@sishy7 I am glad everyone enjoyed it.
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