So we were supposed to be eating the shrimp biryani on Thursday but realized that we did not have any limes. We had spaghetti and meat sauce instead. And as often happens when we are eating pasta, I was too excited to eat it and forgot to take a picture.
Fast forward to Friday-Tonight we prepare Instant Pot shrimp biryani, a dish whose recipe I found on The NY Times Cooking site. In order to cook the shrimp for three minutes under pressure we are advised to get big ones. We bought 20-25 size. The recipe recommended 16-20 but they are hard to find and expensive.
After sautéing the onions, chile, and garlic you toss in the seasoning and then a bunch of water, a can of tomatoes, curry leaves, and basmati rice. This is followed by the shrimp. Instant Pot is set for three minutes. The results-the shrimp and the rice are overcooked. We need to find bigger shrimp or try a different protein. Maybe chicken? The rice kind of clumped together. I think there was too much liquid.
Tasted good but needs work!