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Ghee Rice

Ghee Rice


  • Basmati Rice, washed in water and drained well- 2 cups
  • Water- 4 cups
  • Onion, large cut thin lengthwise- 1
  • Bay leaves, fresh or dry- 2
  • Ghee- 4 tbsp
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
To Grind
  • Fresh ginger, chopped- 1 inch slice
  • Fresh garlic chopped-3 cloves
  • Green chilies, chopped- 3
  • Whole cardamom-2
  • Whole cloves-2
  • Cinnamon- 1 inch slice
Other ingredients
  • Onions, cut thin lengthwise- 2
  • Vegetable oil- enough for frying onion
  • Cashew nuts- 10
  • Raisins, roasted in 1 tsp ghee- 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- to garnish


  • Grind the above-mentioned ingredients ‘to grind’ in a blender and keep aside.
  • Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the ghee.
  • To the ghee, add the onions, salt, bay leaves, saute until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add the ground mixture, saute until the raw smell of the ginger/garlic goes away- about 3 minutes.
  • Add the rice to this and saute in ghee for about 3 to 4 minutes. Don’t brown or over roast the rice.
  • Add 4 cups water.
  • Cover the saucepan with its lid and cook for 20 minutes till the water has dried off.
  • Open the lid, using a spatula give the rice a mix and keep aside covered.
  • Fry the onions in oil until golden brown and transfer to a paper towel.
  • Roast cashew nuts in the oil used for frying onion until golden, keep aside on a paper towel.
  • Roast Raisins in oil till it bubbles up, keep aside.
  • Garnish the cooked rice with fried onions, roasted cashew nuts, roasted raisins, and cilantro.
  • Keep covered for a few more minutes.
  • Serve warm with your favorite veg or non-veg dish.
Cooking in a rice cooker
  • After the rice is roasted in ghee-onion/ginger/garlic/green chilies mixture, transfer the roasted rice into a rice cooker pot.
  • Rinse the saucepan in which rice is roasted with 1 cup water and add this water to the rice, along with the 2½ cups water. In a rice cooker, you only need 3½ cups water for 2 cups rice.
  • Cover the rice cooker pot with its lid and turn on the rice cooker, let cook.
  • After the rice has cooked well, combine the rice using a spatula.
  • Garnish with fried onions, roasted cashew nuts, raisins, and cilantro.
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