Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ghee rice

I made this ghee rice in an electric rice cooker,I feel  rice cooker is a good investment. all I have to do is put the rice in along with water and close and it will tell me when the rice is can go ahead and use a regular vessel, preferably a thick bottom vessel.


  • 3 cups  basmati rice ( washed and soaked)
  • 3 onion medium (finely sliced)
  • 1/2 cup ghee
  • 4   cardamom
  • 4   cloves
  • 1/2 inch   cinnamon
  • 1   bay leaves
  • 10  cashew nut
  • salt to taste
  • 5   cups water  

* In a pan add ghee (please don't be stingy with ghee,the dish is named 'GHEE rice' for a reason), when the ghee is hot add cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves. fry for few seconds,then add sliced onions and fry till slightly brown, now add cashew nuts and drained basmatic rice. Stir for 2 minutes. Add water and salt, I don't like the rice to be overcooked, so I put 5 cups of water to 3 cups rice(its your preference)

* cook on very low flame till the water has evaporated.

* serve ghee rice with any kind of curry.


  1. What is an alternative for ghee??

  2. if you don't want to use ghee for health reasons,then you can use olive oil,normal vegetable oil,but you won't get that amazing aroma when you use ghee. and you can't name it ghee rice either:)
    hope this was helpful
    love charishma

  3. yes you can use canola oil,or half canola oil and half ghee:)

  4. How do u do it in a electric rice it by preparing the tadka separetely n then mixing rice n tadka in the rice cooker for further cooking

  5. hi anonymous
    actually its a one pot dish...i fry the onions in the electric rice cooker....on the rice cooker...let it warm up...add ghee and onion...and fry...then add the rice...i even make pulao and prawn biryani in the rice cooker...its very easy and you will have one one pot to wash :)))

  6. Hi charishma,
    Wow Great site! could you tell me the electric rice cooker(brand name)you have? want to buy one but many brands out there!.

  7. Thanks Charishma for the wonderful n easy rice cooker idea :)

  8. Hi Nithi
    I use Prestige rice cooker...the one which is non stick and the lid locks
    for me rice cooker is a savior....i make ghee rice in it for biryani too and there is no tension of the rice will switch off by itself when the rice is done....


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