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Ghee rice – The rice that make me drool!!!  Ghee rice is fragrant, subtly spiced special rice among the variety rice items of kerala. With clarified butter, caramelized onions, aromatic spices and nuts, ghee rice is served on special occasions. This dish is very popular particularly in the Northen Malabar side of Kerala. Most of the weddings would be incomplete without this lip smacking, aromatic rice. It is quite simple to prepare and guarantees you a rich flavor & aroma.

"Ghee

"Ghee

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Ghee rice – The rice that make us drool!!! Ghee rice is fragrant, subtly spiced special rice among the variety rice items of kerala. Laden with clarified butter, caramelized onions, aromatic spices and nuts, this dish is served on special occasions.

Ghee Rice – Instructions to prepare.

Preparation time – 10 minutes
Cook Time – 30 minutes/ serves – 4

Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Ghee – 6 Tbsp
  • Onion sliced – 1 nos
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 small piece
  • Cardamom – 4 nos
  • Cloves – 4 nos
  • Bay leaves – 2 numbers
  • Ginger – 1 Inch piece
  • Raisins – 50 grams
  • Cashew nuts – 50 grams
  • 3 Cups Water
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  1. Wash and drain the rice well. Heat 4 tbsp of ghee in a pan.
  2. Fry raisins, cashew nuts and onions to golden brown in colour.
  3. Take it out and keep aside.
  4. To this remaining ghee, add whole spices and sauté for 2-3 min.
  5. Add finely chopped onion and ginger.
  6. To this transfer the washed rice and fry for 5-6 min.
  7. Pour boiling water and enough amount of salt.
  8. Pour 1 ½ cup of water for 1 cup of rice.
  9. Cover it and allow it to cook in a low flame.
  10. Give a stir, and level the water with rice.
  11. Sprinkle half portion of fried cashew nuts, raisins, onion.
  12. Sprinkle 2 teaspoon of ghee on the top of it.
  13. Close the lid and keep it for 15 – 20 mins.
  14. keep in low flame,  it for 10-15 mins.
  15. Mix it well and garnish with remaining portion of fried cashew nuts, raisins and onion.
  16. Tasty ghee rice is ready to serve.
 
 
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Ghee rice / Nei choru

Ghee rice / Nei choru – The rice that make me drool!!!  Ghee rice is fragrant, subtly spiced special rice among the variety rice items of kerala.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword Ghee rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 663kcal
Author Sumith Babu

Ingredients

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 6 tbsp clarified butter ghee
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 cinnamon stick small piece
  • 4 nos cardamom
  • 4 nos cloves
  • 2 nos bay leaf small
  • 1 inch ginger chopped
  • 50 gms raisins
  • 50 gms cashew nuts
  • 3 cups water
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash and drain the rice well. Heat 4 tbsp of ghee in a pan. Fry raisins, cashew nuts and onions to golden brown in colour. Take it out and keep aside. To this remaining ghee, add whole spices and sauté for 2-3 min.



  • Add finely chopped onion and ginger. To this transfer the washed rice and fry for 5-6 min.



  •  Pour boiling water and enough amount of salt. Pour 1 ½ cup of water for 1 cup of rice. Cover it and allow it to cook in a low flame.



  • Give a stir, and level the water with rice. Sprinkle half portion of fried cashew nuts, raisins, onion. Sprinkle 2 teaspoon of ghee on the top of it. Close the lid and keep it for 15 – 20 mins. keep in low flame,  it for 10-15 mins.



  • Mix it well and garnish with remaining portion of fried cashew nuts, raisins and onion.



  •  Tasty ghee rice is ready to serve.



Nutrition

Calories: 663kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 3mg
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