Easy Nasi Briyani Recipe

Nasi Briyani

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to cook up an all time favourite Nasi Briani using an electric rice cooker! The below Nasi Briyani recipe feed 6-8 persons.

Recipe for Nasi Briyani

Ingredients needed (version 1):

  • 4 cups bismati rice
  • 4 tomatoes chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 5 medium sized red onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 stems of ginger sliced in thick slices to be removed later or grated finely to be incorporated
  • 200ml plain yoghurt
  • 1 chicken chopped into sections
  • 1 packet of briyani spice mix

Ingredients needed (version 2):

  • 1kg basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes and drained
  • 2-3 tsp ghee/butter
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 5 pandan leaves, tear the middle and tie into a knot
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • 3 cups evaporated milk
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt
  • Some saffron or use colouring
  • Some toasted almond slivers or cashew nuts raisins fried in ghee/butter for garnishing


  1. Heat ghee, fry the spices till fragrant
  2. Add the rice and stir fry for about 2 minutes
  3. Transfer everything to the rice cooker
  4. Add lemongrass, yoghurt, water, evaporated milk, salt and pandan leaves and stir the mixture
  5. Switch on rice cooker and cook
  6. Once cooked, sprinkle saffron or colouring to the rice and mix gently
  7. Sprinkle toasted nuts and fried raisins and serve

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  1. Lisa

    Great video! Thanks.