Butter Rice

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - long grain rice
  • 3 tbsp - butter
  • 1/2 tbsp - ghee
  • 1 tbsp - cumin seeds (shajira and ordinary mixed)
  • 1 tbsp - halved cashews
  • 1/2 tbsp - raisins
  • 4-5 - whole peppercorns
  • 1 - bay leaf
  • 1/2 inch stick - dalchini
  • 2.5 cups - water (approximately)
  • salt to taste

How to Make Butter Rice

  • Wash the rice well and soak in salt water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of butter and 1/2 tbsp of ghee in a heavy or non-stick pan.
  • Add the cashews and raisins to the ghee. Fry until light brown, drain and keep side.
  • Add the cumin, peppercorn, bay leaf and dalchini to the same ghee. Stir-fry for a few seconds, drain and add the rice. Keep the drained water aside.
  • Stir gently and fry the rice until light brown.
  • Add salt water and bring to boil.
  • Cover and cook the rice on simmer until the water evaporates. Ensure that each grain is separate.
  • Add 1 tbsp of butter over the rice. Serve hot with dal tadka or a spicy vegetable gravy.