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  • Turkey and Cranberry Biryani


    Turkey and Cranberry BiryaniImage and Recipe Ocean Spray (

    This quick and easy dish is perfect to use up leftovers – and all those spices will keep you warm on cold winter nights.


    Turkey and Cranberry Biryani

    Prep Time: PT20-25M

    Cook Time: PT15-20M

    Serving Size: 4


    • 4 inch piece cucumber, diced
    • Small handful fresh coriander
    • 6 tbsp natural yogurt
    • 350g / 12oz basmati rice
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 fat red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 2 tsp each minced garlic and ginger
    • 1 tsp each ground coriander and turmeric
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • 3 carrots, cut into small chunks
    • 225g / 8oz cooked turkey
    • 300ml / 1/2pint chicken stock
    • 3 tbsp Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 175g / 6oz French beans, trimmed


    1. Mix together the cucumber, coriander and natural yogurt and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    2. Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear. Place the rice into a medium saucepan and pour over 600ml/1 pint cold water and add the salt. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes until just tender and all the water has been absorbed.
    3. (Once cooked, remove from the heat and cover with a lid - this will let it steam gently while you finish cooking the vegetable mixture).
    4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion, chilli, garlic, ginger, spices and carrots for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the turkey, pour over the stock and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Stir in the Ocean Spray Original Sauce, garam masala, lemon juice and scatter over the French beans, cover and simmer for a further 5 minutes until nearly all the stock has been absorbed and the green beans are just tender. Fluff up the rice with a fork and stir into the vegetable mixture. Serve with the coriander raita and poppadums.


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