Plain Swahili Biriyani Rice










4 cups rice
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


On a high heat stove, place a pot and fill with water until three quarters full.
Add oil and salt and bring to boil.At this point wash the rice and keep aside.
When the water is boiling, add the rice and cook.
Taste for salt and add more if needed.
Cook until the rice is more than halfway cooked.
Place a colander or strainer in a sink and strain the rice when it is more than half way cooked.
Remove all the water.
Next take the same pot or bigger pot and place half or a third of the rice next add some oil left over from frying the onions.
Next sprinkle some water with the yellow colouring.
Next add another layer of rice and repeat with the oil and water with the food colouring.
When all the rice is done, bake in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes or until the rice is cooked.
Remove from heat and serve with biryani curry.

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