A hearty meal of rice (usually basmati) typical of the Indian subcontinent. Prepared with spices, meat, fish, eggs or vegetables, the Biryani (sometimes spelled as biriani or beriani) is able to satisfy every taste and, unlike the pilaf (another tasty dish made of rice, more typical of 'India) cooking is cooking all the ingredients separately. Imported in the past in the Indian subcontinent by Muslim travelers and merchants, the biryani today has several variants present in South Asia, both in Saudi and other Arab communities in Western and Asian. Generally not a vegetarian, the dish requires the use of various delicious meats like beef, chicken, goat meat, lamb, fish or shrimp along with various spices and seasonings that are used in the preparation: Indian butter (Ghee ), peas, beans, cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, mint leaves, bay leaves, ginger, onions and garlic are ingredients that help give the dish a taste and a very appetizing aroma. The dish, with its many variants, has delicate flavors and fresh ingredients to satisfy even the most discerning palates.