Trader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings Review

Trader Joe's Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings

Trader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings is clearly a high-quality dish. The rice is perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. The vegetable dumplings are mouthwatering, and even the lima beans are pretty impressive.

Unfortunately, a great frozen meal requires more than quality ingredients. The proportions of this meal are way off. As you can see in the picture below, this dish is mostly just rice. There are hardly any vegetable dumplings, only a few cashews, and just a handful of lima beans.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings

This isn’t necessarily a case of false advertising; the picture on the box is mostly rice as well. Still, it was hard not to feel disappointed by how few dumplings we had. By the time we finished with this meal, we’d been eating nothing but rice for a while.

Because this meal is mostly rice, it isn’t particularly filling. To make things worse, there are two servings per container, which means it clocks in at a whopping 520 calories. When we take in that many calories, we want to feel like we had a substantial meal.

Even though Trader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani tastes great, we can’t recommend it, and we probably won’t try it again. This is worth eating if you’re in the mood for rice, but if you’re excited about the dumplings, you’ll probably be disappointed.

For more information about this dish’s ingredients and nutritional content, check out our scans below.

Trader Joe's Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings

Trader Joe's Vegetable Biryani with Vegetable Dumplings