Turkey biryani recipe

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An easy snack to make for 2 people that uses leftover roast turkey, red onions and rice with some curry paste. Cooked in one pan.

  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories460 Kcal23%

This easy turkey-biryani is a great way of using up leftover turkey. A fast and easy family meal to enjoy over the Christmas period, using cooked turkey and the trimmings. Great for a snack, supper or lunch for 2 people.


  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tbsp chicken tikka curry paste
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 200g (7oz) cooked turkey, sliced
  • 100g (3½oz) basmati rice
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) hot chicken stock




  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the red onion and fry for about 7 minutes, until softened and browned. Set aside about a third of the onion.
  2. Add the curry paste, garlic, turkey, rice and stock to the pan. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, until the rice is tender and the liquid absorbed. Sprinkle reserved onion on top.
Top Tip for making Turkey biryani

This recipe will also be fine with leftover cooked chicken, lamb or beef.


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