Swap out the white rice for protein-rich quinoa in this delicious Quinoa Chicken Biryani.
Biryani is a popular South Asian dish that consists of layering cooked rice and seasoned meat. Here I’ve replaced white rice, which is high in carbohydrates and low in nutritional value, with quinoa.
Quinoa is actually a seed, rather than a grain. It originated in South America and is considered a complete protein source.
Quinoa is high in:
- bone-building magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese.
- prebiotics- food for the beneficial bacteria in your gut.
This dish is a little time-consuming and not something I’d make every day, but it’s definitely worth the effort for a special treat! Not to mention it’s bursting with nutrients from all the anti-inflammatory herbs and spices.
This recipe has been modified from Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani from Fauzia’s Kitchen Fun.