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BBQ Bag Biryiani

A flavourful complement to grilled chicken, pork or seafood, this recipe will make you wonder why you've never cooked rice on the grill before.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
  • 2 Cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup u.s. long grain white rice
  • 1 Cup each chopped onion and tomato
  • 1/2 Cups golden raisins
  • 1/2 Cups 35% whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons cubed butter, cold
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons mild indian curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • 11 teaspoon each ground coriander and cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons each ground cardamom, salt and pepper
  • 1/4 Cups toasted chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)
  1. Preheat grill to medium. In a medium sized bowl, stir broth with rice, onion, tomato, raisins, cream, butter, garlic, curry paste, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, salt and pepper until well combined. Place a grill bag on a baking sheet. Spoon mixture into grill bag. Crimp the open end securely closed. Smooth to distribute the ingredients evenly. Slide bag off the baking sheet onto the barbeque grate.

  2. Cook, lid down, for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the grill bag over; continue to grill, lid closed, for an additional 10 minutes. Slide grill bag back onto the baking sheet; let rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Wearing oven mitts, carefully cut open grill bag. Spoon rice onto a serving platter. Garnish with walnuts and cilantro.

BBQ Bag Biryiani

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