Ghee Rice

Ghee Rice Recipe
Ghee rice recipe - made with ghee, flavorful spices and onion. This is a simple recipe, easy to make and yet delicious food. When you have less time to cook but need some flavorful food, you can try this ghee rice recipe.
Made this ghee rice recipe when I was trying all easy rice recipes. It will be listed in almost all south Indian hotels menu.

Be sure to check out the sides gravy/korma for the rice mushroom gravy, Peas potato kurma and more variety easy rice recipes that I have posted already mint pulao/rice Peas Pulao , Street food style/fast food chicken fried rice, Shrimp/prawn Rice.

Ghee Rice Recipe

Ghee Rice Recipe

Flavored rice with ghee, onion and spices.
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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Category:Main
  • Total Calories: 857
  • 1 cup basmati rice (long grained white rice)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 medium sized onion sliced
  • 2 Green chilly
  • 10 Cashews
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons golden raisin
  • Salt to taste

  • whole spices
  • ½ inch wide and ½ inch height cinnamon stick
  • 2 thin strands mace
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 green cardamom
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 bay leaf

  1. Slice the onions and soak the basmati rice in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat ghee in a cooking pan and put the whole spices cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, star anise and mace given under whole spices. Once the spices sends aroma and get bulged, throw green chilly, then cashews and raisins and then the onions.
  3. Saute till the onions become fried(do this in medium to high flame) and not burnt with occasional stirring.
  4. Then put rice and saute for 1 to 2 minutes in medium flame and add water to it cook covered. When the rice starts to boil bring the heat to medium from high and then from medium to low when the water is about to be fully absorbed and rice still to be cooked for perfection.

Step-wise Pictures

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step1
Slice the onion and green chilly. Soak the rice also for 20 minutes.

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step2
Meanwhile when the rice gets soaked, heat 4 tablespoons of ghee in apan. After all this is ghee rice, I have added 4 tablespoons of ghee. If you don't want more ghee, add 2 to 3 tablespoons. Put all the whole spices given under "whole spices" in ingredient list (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaf, mace, star anise).

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step3
When the whole spices sends nice aroma and the cloves bulged , put green chilly and then the cahews and raisins.

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step4
When the colors of cashew and raisins turn to brown, throw sliced onions.

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step5
Saute the onions in medium to high heat with occasional stirring not letting the onions to burn, but to fry them crisp. If the onions burn, the ghee rice won't taste good. So watch for it.

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step6
Now put the soaked rice into it and saute for 2 minutes in medium flame with constant stirring.

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step7
Now pour water into the rice. Cover and cook the rice in the same pan. If want to use pressure cooker, keep the rice for 3 whistles.

Ghee Rice Recipe - Step8
Once the rice starts boiling in the pan, reduce the flame to medium from high. Once the water is about to be absorbed completely keep it in sim, then cook until the rice is done.

Ghee Rice Recipe
Serve the ghee rice hot with mushroom gravy, Peas potato kurma or any favorite gravy.

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