Ghee Rice

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Ghee rice is now a days a must in the menu for almost all weddings.  It is normally served in the begining with Vegetable Kurma/Salad  as the side dish.  This particular dish gives a face-lift to any existing menu. It is loved by almost everyone since it is a mild dish and not spicy as well.  Very easy to prepare and also tastyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!

See other rice items here.

What you need to have:

1. Basumathi rice (Long)                         1 cup

Basumathi Rice (Long)

Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Tej Patha(Masala leaf)                                     1

2. Pepper corns                                                   5-6

3. Cloves                                                             4

4. Cinnamon stick(1″)                                          1

5. Cardamoms                                                     2

6. Big Cardamom                                                 2

7. Cumin seeds                                                   1/2   Teaspoon

8. Fennel seeds                                                   1/2   Teaspoon

9. Cashew nuts                                                    A handful

10. Kishmish                                                       A handful

11. Almonds                                                        A few

12. Green peas                                                      1/2 cup

13. Onions chopped                                             2

14. Carrots diced                                                  1/4 cup

15. Pure ghee                                                       2 Table spoons

(Except Tej patha powder all the other above 7 items raw)

Ingredients of Seasoning & Green Peas

Diced Carrots & Chopped Onions

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and drain the rice and dry it on a pice of cloth and is as shown in the image 1.

2. Place a cooker on the medium flame with 2 table spoons of pure ghee in it.  On heating add Tej patha and just stir . Then add the chopped onions and fry it till light brown.

3. Add Cashews, Kishmish, Almonds, ground Masala powder and fry for a minute.  Later add diced carrots , green peas as well and just stir for a while.

4. Add rice from step 1 and stir well adding sufficient quantity of salt, water and cook in the  cooker as usual for about 15-20 minutes so that rice corns are just cooked right.

5. Serve hot with Vegetable kurma as shown in the image below.

Ready to serve Ghee Rice with Veg-Kurma

How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 4-5 people

Good to know:

1. One can even cook rice seperately and finally mix it to the seasoning.

2. We can even half-boil the rice and then drain it and then add it to the seasoning and get it finally cooked.  But by experience I feel that the above recipe would be very ideal since the dish would turn out much tastier than the other versons with great aroma and flavour. By this method the oil content also remains intact.


2 thoughts on “Ghee Rice

    Priya said:
    June 19, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Pratibha ji,
    Liked your ghee rice recipe very much.
    Will give it a try this weekend. Will let you know how it turned out.

      prathibalrao responded:
      June 20, 2009 at 6:54 am

      Hi Priya,

      Thanx for ur comments. Do try out and lemme know.

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