WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIRYANI, PULAO AND FRIED RICE?
I guess biryani is treated with respect, but pulao and fried rice are sometimes used interchangeably and without much thought.. So let's see the basic difference between these three beautiful rice dishes ❤️
My abbbsolute favorite dish ❤️ 1.Biryani is said to have been conceived by Persians.
2. The rice used is generally basmati, though regional variations use other varieties.
3. The rice and the main ingredients(meat or vegetables) are cooked separately and layered, with herbs, fried onions etc in between and then baked/steamed/cooked again.
4. Profusion of flavorants, spices and herbs is the watchword - and presentation (with glamorous garnishing of fried nuts, raisins, onions, boiled eggs, dhania, saffron, rose water etc. Etc. Etc.)
Simple and quick. Goes well with most meat preparations with a bit of gravy.
1. Said to have originated somewhere in Central Asia. Also called Pilaf in Turkey.
2. Vegetables /meat is first sautéed, then cooked together with the rice, adding the exact amount of water required.
3. Mostly uses basmati rice.
4. Much lighter than the biryani, garnished with simple things in life :)
My sister's favorite, along with chilli chicken! ❤️ 1. Said to be of Chinese origin. Ranges from rice fried without any spices to rice fried with a profusion of mixed meat, egg, fish and vegetables, sauces and herbs.
2. I prefer jasmine rice for this, though basmati is used widely. Rice cooked the previous day and chilled in the fridge works best as it doesn't break or go mushy with all the mixing.
3. Other ingredients are cooked separately and brought together with the rice and fried on high heat (always), preferably in a thin wok and requires constant stir frying/tossing. Soya sauce is added almost at the end.
4. Garnished with spring onion etc.
PS: I'm not perfect. I don't know everything 🙃
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