Happy Pear – Easy 10 Minute Biryiani


  • 30 g Desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 100 g precooked brown rice
  • 100g precooked lentils
  • 400 g mixed beans
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 thumb sized ginger
  • 1 pak choi
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 tbsp all spice
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 15 g coriander


  1. Peel and finely dice the onions, garlic and ginger, finely dice the chilli removing the seeds and white pit if you prefer it to be less spicy. Drain and rinse the beans.
  2. Heat a wide bottomed pan with a lid on high heat. Once hot add the desiccated coconut, cumin seeds, onion, garlic, ginger and chilli and fry, stirring regularly until the coconut starts to brown and smell like brown sugar. Add in the precooked rice along with half the veg stock and put a lid on it and allow it to steam for 2-3 mins
  3. Squeeze juice of half the lime on top of the biriyani, taste and mix through, taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Finely dice the fresh coriander and add the pomegranate seeds