Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ghee Rice-How to make Ghee rice-Ghee Rice recipe

This is one of the most simplest and easiest recipe.It is a very popular dish and can be prepared very quickly. It needs a spicy gravy to go along with it. I prepared vegetable korma as an accompaniment and also packed as lunch for my daughter. She loved it very much. Refer Indian Lunch box recipes for the picture.Now to the quick and easy ghee rice recipe.

ghee rice-how to make ghee rice

Quick Ghee rice-How to prepare Ghee rice

Ghee rice-How to prepare Ghee rice

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryRice dish-Main Course
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati rice - 1 cup
   Onion - 1 thinly sliced

   For the seasoning

   Ghee/Clarified butter - 2 tbsp
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cardamon - 1
   Cloves -2
   Bay leaf -1
   Star anise -1 (optional)


Soak Basmati rice in water for 20 minutes, drain the water and keep it aside.


1.Heat ghee in a pan, add all the spices,(cinnamon, cardamom,cloves,bay leaf and star anise) then add onions and fry till they turn golden brown.

2.Now add the drained rice and fry for a few minutes.

3.Add 2 cups of boiling water, needed salt and cook until rice is done.

When rice is done fluff it with a fork and serve hot with any spicy gravy or vegetable korma.

Note -

You can pressure cook rice or cook it in a rice cooker or in a pan with a tight lid.

Variations -

You can add a handful of peas or mint leaves along with rice and cook, if you feel it is too plain.

You can fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee and garnish ghee rice with it .(I did not add as my daughter does not like it).

You can garnish it with fried onions .

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.


  1. Wow... Simple and yummy ghee rice :) Looks delicious :)

  2. i love ghee rice a lot...il hop over here whn i want to make it next time

  3. Wow... I love Ghee rice a lot... goes excellent with any Indian curry!! Very aromatic and easy to prepare too :-)

  4. This is very nice... looks tasty and filling..

  5. Yummy and perfect ghee rice. Would love to have this with kurma and raita. Thanks for posting padhu :)

  6. Looks superb Padhu...The rice is cooked to perfection...Love it with any simple curry or the best combi for me would be punjabi rajma..;)
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  7. wow what a delicious n flavorful rice….looks very tempting!!!!

  8. padhu the ghee rice totally rocks-super !

  9. Mouthwatering and aromatic rice....

  10. Delicious ghee rice......I love having it with a dash of lemon juice and dalma.

  11. Yumm, very tempting and mouthwatering rice...

  12. It goes with great with mutton dishes.... Yummy rice!

  13. I just love ghee rice it gives out such beautiful aroma ...looks yum!

  14. The rice looks really good. I know hubby will be all over it. Great pictures.

  15. Yummy rice.. i love this with chicken.. or anything.. it tastes so good by itself..


  16. My grandma makes this rice when we visit her..My fav..yummy

  17. I can smell this even by seeing the plate :)
    Love this.
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  18. Lovely! We make neichoru (ghee rice) all the time. It goes well with any spicy gravy, esp meat, raita and lentil curry!

  19. This is a popular dish in my house too.Your Ghee Rice look fab.

  20. Ghee rice looks so comforting, just like home

    Aaha Oho

  21. Any time favourite, Always make them for a change from usual rice and curry routine! loved it

  22. I make easy ghee rice in similar way too dear! Always a favourite among my family.

    Can I have some now? ;)

  23. Perfect looking Ghee Rice. You made it look so wonderfully tasty yet simple.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  24. Ghee rice is looking so marvellous and aromatic.. each grain is looking so separate.

  25. Lovely presentation for a delicious rice!

  26. Padhu, it looks SO yummy that I am putting on weight just by looking at it :)

  27. Flavorful ghee rice and a pretty presentation..

  28. ghee to avoid for me.. but it appears tasty.. Let me think ;)

  29. Looks delicious Padhu... I can almost get a whiff of that here!!
    Have a wonderful day:-)

  30. sounds delicious and the presentation is wonderful. thanks for sharing

  31. You have lots of great recipes here. I have taste this rice in US and it is delicious. It is amazing the flavor that the spices release into the rice.

    Have a great weekend :)

  32. hi padhu
    u have a nice blog with so many useful tips. thx for stopping by and giving lovely comment on my blog.


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