Nasi Biryani - Celebration Rice (Brunei) Recipe

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Nasi Biryani - Celebration Rice (Brunei)
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  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp thinly sliced shallots
  • 1 tsp minced gingerroot
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 small tomato, sliced


  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a large pot and fry the sliced shallots until golden, then remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels, leaving the oil in the pot.
  2. Add the minced shallots, ginger and garlic. Saute for two minutes or until fragrant.
  3. Add the water and bring to a boil, then add the rice and yogurt. Stir until well blended.
  4. Now add the tomato, cilantro, nuts and chile. Return to a boil, then cover and simmer over a very low flame for 40 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. Garnish with the fried shallots.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 81.56 Kcal (341 kJ)
Calories from fat 60.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.75g 10%
Cholesterol 1.33mg 0%
Sodium 590.72mg 25%
Potassium 118.06mg 3%
Total Carbs 4.45g 1%
Sugars 2.09g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.78g 3%
Protein 1.61g 3%
Vitamin C 7.7mg 13%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 61.4 Kcal (257 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.08g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 444.75mg 25%
Potassium 88.89mg 3%
Total Carbs 3.35g 1%
Sugars 1.58g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0.58g 3%
Protein 1.22g 3%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 13%
Iron 0.3mg 3%
Calcium 24.8mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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