Quick & Easy :~ Plain Briyani Rice In Rice Cooker

Glad to see you all again in the month of April 2014! It's always a pleasure to return to my cyberbaby…my blog.

Some emailed me requesting for new recipes, some emailed me not to shut down my blog as the recipes I've posted are still helpful to them. No worries my friends…this blog will remain active for all of you unless plagiarism goes bad. If that goes beyond my control, I will open this blog for invited readers. Till then, you're most welcome in here :)

I'm here today to share a simple and quick Briyani rice recipe. Let's see…


Ingredients :~

  • 5 rice cups basmathi rice ~ washed and soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste *
  • 2 onions ~ thinly sliced *
  • 1 cinnamon stick *
  • 1 star anise *
  • 4 pcs cardamom *
  • 1/2 tsp fennel *
  • 1/2 tsp cumin *
  • 1 tbsp briyani spice powder *
  • 3 pandan  leaves ~ knotted *
  • 1 rice cup evaporated milk (or plain yoghurt)
  • 5 tbsps ghee
  • 6-7 rice cups of water 
  • 2 tbsps salt

For garnishing :~ 2 tbsps toasted raisins
                            2 tbsps toasted cashew nuts (toast them in little ghee)

Method :~
  1. Wash soaked basmathi rice and drain excessive water. Transfer into rice cooker. Set aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a wok and sauté all ingredients marked * for 5 minutes over low flame.
  3. Add the sautéed ingredients together with ghee into rice cooker. 
  4. Gently mix the rice grains and add evaporated milk, water plus salt. Mix well, cover with lid and turn on the rice cooker. 
  5. Allow to cook and keep warm for 30 minutes.
  6. Using a fork or chopstick, gently stir the cooked rice. 
  7. Sprinkle the toasted cashew nuts and raisins over. Ready to be served. 

Thanks for dropping by! ^_^



  1. love this easy yet delicious biryani!!!

  2. I hv to try with Pandan leaves.. must be very falvourful

    1. Yes Veena, pandan leaf is very famous in Malaysia...especially for our Nasi lemak. You can still use bay leaves to sub.

  3. rice with evaporated milk... sounds really interesting... i have bought a rice cooker which is staring at me to be used... urs looks like the first one I must try with it...

    1. Thanks Raf...well its my mom who taught me adding evaporated milk in ghee or briyani rice. Tastes good :) Let the rice cooker out, hehe :)

  4. Hi Sri! When I have briyani, you can be sure that I will have two helpings and with lots of curry. Thanks for the recipe. Now I also can cook nasi briyani :)

    1. Hi PH, hehe me too love briyani rice with lots of curry or sambal. You are most welcome ya ;) Let me know once you've tried it.

  5. Hi Love,
    dah lama tak singgah sini..i realised i never got update from your blog although your blog was on
    my bloglist..love dah tukar domain ke?..ini akak realised when i open somebody's blog dan
    notice my bloglist was not updated..anyway..glad i foud you again..hehe
    nasi beriani sedappp..

    1. Hi kak Ayu, maybe something wrong with the newsfeed kak. Love dah tukar domain sendiri. www.love2cook-malaysia.com

      Hehe thanks kak. Love pun dah lama tak singgah blog kengkawan semua...rinduuuu!

  6. Hey Sri akka welcome back and we jointly mash those black sheeps and keep on blogging.we mssed u a lot especially me.lovely rice and addition of evaporated milk is fabulous

    1. Hello Ramya, thank you for the warm welcome. You made me felt special...haha. Yes, too many black sheeps out there and it's a real task for our blogger friends. Its my mom who taught me to add evaporated milk or yoghurt in ghee/briyani rice. Tastes really good I musf say ;)

      Thanks again, Ramya :)

  7. This sounds very different Sri. I have never cooked biryani rice with yogurt or evaporated milk. Must try it soon :)

    1. Do try it Priya...hope you'll like it just like us. Or you may use yoghurt too :)

  8. Hi Sri, Easy peasy nasi briyani in rice cooker. I can almost smell its sweet aroma of spices. So tempting. Love to have it with spicy fried chicken. Thanks for sharing, Sri. You have a great week and cheers :)

    1. Ivy Sew...hihi yes we had it with some curry and fried chicken as well. Have a pleasant evening there, my friend!

  9. Hai, Remember me, commented on yr mutton dish some time back. This is off track but I would like to thank you for sharing yr "sure jadi" recipes. My dad (the main person in my life) left us two weeks ago and as you know we cook veg dishes for padayal. I browsed yr site and tried some dishes and everyone loved it. My two kid (7 and 11) did your eggless choc cake and it was a hit. No left over. Thank you again for sharing. Its helps a lot. I'm a lousy cook. Did you try the seafood rest in Kg. Subang? Pushpa Soh

    1. Hello dear! How have you been??? How could I forget you :) Sorry about your dad, my deepest condolences. Thank you so much for your encouraging words as usual, I must say it's a real boost for me to hear from you again. Please thank your kids on my behalf for trying out the cake. I haven't try that restaurant as yet. Btw, are you on fb? If yes, add me ya. My id is just on the right side bar of my blog. Take care and keep in touch...hugs! :)

  10. Oh welcome back dear... Hope everythings going well on ur side.. the biryani looks fab. have to try soom

  11. hi, any suggested brand for briyani spice powder ?

  12. Hi Viji

    I used Baba's briyani powder :)

  13. Hai love, akk suke makan nasi briani, belum penah try buat sendiri, boleh cuba buat nanti :)


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