Ghee Rice

Ghee rice is a staple food in South India. Among all rice recipe, ghee rice is best due to its simple presentation and its heavenly taste. Spicy gravy goes best along with it. I have prepared egg curry as an accompaniment, which was a great combination.

Ghee Rice

Prep time          : 5 minutes
Cooking time   : 15 minutes
Total time         : 20 minutes

Servings      : 2

Category     : Rice dish
Cuisine        : South Indian


1 Cup rice
1/2 Cup sliced onion
2 Green chilies
1 Teaspoon chopped ginger
7-8 Cashew nuts
6-7 Raisins
Salt to taste

For the seasoning:

2.5 Tablespoons ghee
1 Cardamom
2 Cloves

  • Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes. Drain the water completely and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add ghee, fry cashews and raisins till lightly golden. Set them aside.
  • To the same pan, add half of the onion and fry till golden to make the barista. These onions are used for garnishing and they add flavor to the rice.


  • Now, heat pressure cooker and add ghee. Add cardamom and cloves fry it for a minute.
  • Add in the chopped ginger, green chilies, remaining onion and salt. Sauté it for a minute.
  • Add 1.5 cups of water. Allow it to boil.
  • Once it boils add in the soaked rice and mix well. Close the lid and wait for the first whistle on a low flame.
  • Turn off the flame, let the pressure cooker cools down completely.
  • Garnish with cashews, raisins and fried onions.



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