Ghee rice I Plain masala rice

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Ghee rice is an aromatic and delicious one-pot rice recipe made with ghee and spices. Ghee rice is a south Indian variety of rice that goes very well veg gravies or korma. Ghee rice is a great dish to accompany any type of curry on any occasion, festive or ordinary. Here is the recipe of a quick and easy ghee rice.

Ingredients:

Rice – 2 cups (Sona masuri)

Green peas – 1/2 cup (optional)

Cashew nut – 2 tbs (optional)

Green chilies 3 or 4 no’s

Onion – 2 medium chopped

Coriander – small bunch chopped

Pudina – a small bunch chopped

Ghee + oil for seasoning

Salt to taste

To grind –

Garlic – 10 to 12 cloves

Ginger – 1/4 inch

Clove – 4 or 5 no’s

Cinnamon – 2 small pieces

Cardamom – 1 single

 

Method:

Rinse rice and soak it for 10 mins, then drain the water in it and keep ready. Boil 4 cups of water to cook 2 cups of rice and keep covered.

Add all the ingredients to grind in a mixer jar, blend it to a coarse paste without adding water.

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Heat Ghee +oil in a heavy bottomed pan/pressure cooker, when it is hot add cashew nut (optional) fry until it turns light brown, then slit add green chilies, saute for a while then add onion, chopped pudina, and coriander.

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Fry until onion turns translucent, now add blended paste, fry until you get a nice aroma. Then add frozen/fresh green peas (optional) saute well, add hot water, salt to taste. When it begins to boil add rinsed rice, stir and cover the lid of it. Make a low flame for 15 min and turn off the flame.

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When the pressure of the cooker settles by its own, open the lid, fluff the rice properly.

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Serve hot with Veg or nonveg gravy or Korma and onion tomato raita.

 

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