Speedy Biryani (Ben's Beginers)

Recently Maxwell and I were asked if we would like to work alongside Ben’s Beginners and the Children's Food Trust for the Big Cookathon 2015. The Big Cookathon encourages families and children to learn how to cook together at home.

Maxwell and I were asked to create the speedy Biryani recipe. Maxwell helped by cutting veg and adding water into saucepans whilst Mummy dealt with cooking and hot pans. We found that the recipe was easy to follow and we found that our whole family enjoyed eating it. We did make a few changes to the ingredients from the original recipe however overall the dish tasted great. 

The Big Cookathon taking place 6th -9th March supported by Ben’s Beginners and the Children’s Food Trust. If you think you and your children might like to take part and enjoying cooking fun family meals together, you can sign up and register to take part here. If you do sign up why not take a look at the free recipe book?


200g Uncle Ben's Ready to Heat Basmati rice
1 x 15ml spoon vegetable oil
2 chicken breast fillets
100g frozen peas
1 medium red onion
1 medium green pepper
4 x 15ml spoons of Uncle Ben's Korma Sauce 
130ml Water
2 hard-boiled eggs

Boil water in a small pan, once boiled cook the eggs until hard boiled. Once cooked leave to cool in cold water.

Dice chicken breasts into small pieces.

Heat your Uncle Ben's pre cooked rice. It should take around 3-4 minutes to heat. You can do this either in the microwave or in a saucepan.

Chop peppers into small pieces.

Chop red onion into small chunks.

Heat the vegetable oil in a pan and brown off the chicken pieces. This should take around 5 minutes.

Once the chicken is white and is not pink in the middle, add in half of the korma sauce and cook for 3 minutes.

Add in the remaining curry sauce and all of the red onions, peas and peppers in. 

Add the water in gradually, I used less water than reccomeded. If I had added more I would have had a watery dish.

Add in the cooked rice, stir well and cook for 2 minutes.

Peel and quarter the boiled eggs to garnish.

I did not receive any financial reward for writing this post
However I did receive ingredients for the purpose of this review. I followed a recipe to create this meal.


  1. looks yummy, my toddler is a curry lover

  2. Fantastic can't wait to cook it with the little ones! Thanks for the recipe :)


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