Fragrant Rice infused with spices and aromatic ghee from Sarda Farms, Ghee Rice makes for a stunning festive dish. Quick and easy, this one pot dish can be made at short notice. Pair it with your favourite curry or dahi based salad (raita) for a scrumptious meal.
- 1 cup long grain rice, washed
- 4 tablespoons rice
- 2 onions, sliced lengthwise
- 3-4 cloves
- 4-5 black peppercorns
- 1 star anise
- 1 tejpatta
- 2 teaspoons Shahjeera (caraway seeds) or cumin seeds
- 1-2 green chillies, slit lengthwise
- 6-7 cashewnuts and 8-10 raisins for garnish (optional)
- Salt to taste
- Mint leaves for garnish
Heat 2 tablespoons ghee in a pan.
Add cashewnuts and raisins and fry for a few seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep aside.
Add the onions, stir and fry on medium heat till they turn brown. ( about 8-10 minutes)
Reserve part of the browned for garnish.
Add remaining ghee to the pan.
Add shahjeera, peppercorns, cloves, star anise, tejpatta and chillies.
Stir in the rice and fry for a few seconds till the ghee coats the rice grains.
Add about 2 cups of water add salt. (Quantity of water may change depending on the variety of rice)
Bring it to a boil and cook covered till the rice grains soften. (about 12-15 minutes)
Serve hot garnished with reserved onions, cashewnuts, raisins and mint leaves.