Ghee Rice

Servings

3-4

Prep

30 min

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Ghee Rice

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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.

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