Traditional Sri Lankan Buriyani


1 ½ tablespoons Ruci Buryani Paste

1 cup Basmati Rice

2 cups water

1 onion peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon lime juice (will help grains remain separate)

50g butter (or 1 tablespoon cooking oil)



1.Bring the water to boil in a saucepan

2.Add the rice to the water, stir, lower heat, cover pan and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes

3.Once the rice is all turned white remove from heat stir and leave to cool for 5 minutes

4.Heat oil in a pan and saluté onions until soft

5.Add Buriyani paste cook in low heat for 1 minute

6.Add rice cook for 2 minutes continuously stirring for paste to coat the rice evenly