Belly bonnet biryani

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      1 hr 50

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Pimp My Rice: Over 100 inspirational rice recipes from around the world

By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

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I call this a biryani but it’s more like a rice cassoulet. This is the stuff of a swift supper with a crisp salad, not an elaborate affair. Scotch bonnet is the headline ingredient because it has such an incredible flavour. I make this dish in a pressure cooker, which takes minutes and gives you that buttery, smoked Scotch bonnet high if you pop them in for the last 10 minutes. The earlier you add the Scotch bonnets, the milder the dish. Drop them in later and you will get more heat but acc