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Ghee Rice

Ghee rice is made from basmati rice cooked with mild spices and ghee. It is one pot rice dish and one of the most basic flavored rice recipe which can used for biriyani's or even have it with chicken curry or vegetable kurma. I use this mainly for my biriyani. Its quick and easy to make. Lets see how its done. Step by step given below for referenc

  • Onion- 1( finely sliced )
  • Ghee- 2-3 Tbsp
  • Basmati rice- 3 cups (Washed and soaked for 30 mins)
  • pepper, cardamom, bay leaves ,cinnamon, fennel
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Boiled water-6 cups(same cup used to measure rice)
  1. Heat the cooking vessel, add the ghee and let it become little hot.
  2. Later add all the whole spices and onion.
  3. Let this cook for a while and then add washed/soaked rice. 
  4. Sauté rice in this ghee mixture for 5-8 minutes until the rice dry and starts crackling.
  5. Now add the boiled water to the rice, add in the salt. do a taste test for salt. 
  6. Cook this on high flame till water starts boiling and lower the flame. 
  7. Close the lid and let it cook for 10 mins or until done on low simmer. 
  8. Make sure its not overcooked. 
  9. Switch off the flame and serve hot or use as a layer for biriyani recipes
  • Make sure the rice is not overcooked. Specially if you making this for biriyani, it should be just cooked half. 
  • Its good to soak the rice in water for at least 20 mins
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