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Ghee Rice

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Ghee Rice is a South Indian Style of aromatic rice prepare using ghee and basic spices. A perfect one pot meal which is delicious and easy to prepare.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
CuisineIndian, Soul Food
Recipe Taste Salty, Savoury
Servings 3


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp Ghee +2 tbsp extra
  • 1 Onion large thinly sliced
  • 10 Cashew
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 1 sticks Cinnamon
  • 3 Clove
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Handful Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required


  • Wash and soak the rice for 15-20 mins and set aside.
  • Heat 4 tbsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pan, add Cashew nuts and fry till golden brown. Then fry raisins until it puffs up. Keep both aside.
  • Now add onion to the same ghee and fry till caramelized. It will take around 5-10 mins. Take out and keep it aside.
  • Add cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves and bay leaf to the same pan and allow it to splutter.
  • Add the drained rice and salt to it and fry for 2-3 mins. Add 1.5 cup of hot water to it and allow it to boil.
  • When rice is done add the remaining ghee, caramalised onion, fried cashewnuts and raisins reserving some for garnish.
Tags gheerice

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 482 kcal | Carbohydrates: 65 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 13 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 51 mg | Sodium: 9 mg | Potassium: 270 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 7 IU | Vitamin C: 4 mg | Calcium: 51 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

A foodie and a passionate cook. Loves everything about food. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

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