Vegetable biryani with tofu, basmati rice, and ginger chutney

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Vegetable biryani with tofu, basmati rice, and ginger chutney

Vegetable biryani with tofu, basmati rice, and ginger chutney

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Spicy, No Added Sugar, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 590 Calories/Serving

20 Minutes

With heady aromas, vibrant colors, and spiced veggies, biryani is like a love song to your stomach. You’ve got tangy notes from our ginger chutney and sweet chords from roasted red peppers and green peas.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ¾ cup basmati rice
  • Sunbasket biryani spice blend (ground turmeric - cardamom - coriander - cumin - garam masala - Aleppo chile flakes - nutmeg)
  • ¼ pound roasted red peppers
  • Your choice of protein
  • ¼ cup shelled peas
  • 3 organic scallions
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh cilantro
  • Sunbasket ginger chutney base (orange juice - lemon juice - ginger - coriander - cayenne)

Nutrition per serving

Calories 590, Total Fat 19g (24% DV), Sat. Fat 2g (10% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 25mg (1% DV), Total Carb. 72g (26% DV), Fiber 11g (39% DV), Total Sugars 6g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 29g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the rice

  • Rinse the rice.

In a small sauce pot, stir together the rice, biryani spice blend, and 1¼ cups [2¼ cups] water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking until the rice is slightly dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork, cover, and keep warm.

While the rice is cooking, prepare the rest of the meal. 


Prep the peppers and your protein

  • Coarsely chop any large roasted red pepper pieces. 

Tofu: Pat the tofu dry with paper towels; cut into ½-inch cubes. 

Steak or pork strips, diced chicken: Cut a small corner from the packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer the meat to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.

Jumbo shrimp: Rinse and drain the shrimp. Pat dry on a paper-towel-lined plate.

Plant-based chicken: Pat the plant-based chicken dry with a paper towel. 


Cook your protein and vegetables

In a wok or large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add your protein, season lightly with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned but not yet cooked through, 1 to 3 minutes for jumbo shrimp and 2 to 4 minutes for steak, pork, tofu, diced chicken, or plant-based chicken.

Stir in the roasted red peppers and peas and cook until the vegetables are heated through and your protein is cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.

While your protein and vegetables are cooking, prepare the chutney.


Make the ginger chutney

  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions. 
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro. 

In a small bowl, stir together the scallions, cilantro, ginger chutney base, and 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Finish the biryani

To the pan with your protein and vegetables, stir in the rice and as much ginger chutney as you like. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more chutney if desired. 


Transfer the biryani to individual bowls and serve any remaining chutney on the side.

Kids Can!
  • Rinse the rice.
  • Combine the rice, spice blend, and water. 
  • Time the rice.
  • Garnish with the fried shallots.