Plain Ghee Rice

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 cup-basmati rice
  • 1 cup-coconut milk
  • 1-onion (sliced thin)
  • 2-green chillies
  • 1 handful-mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp -ghee
  • salt
  • Spices (cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom) - as required
  • To be ground to a paste:
  • 1 inch piece-ginger
  • 3/4 flakes-garlic
  • 3 -4 - small onion
  • 1- green chilli
  • For seasoning:
  • coriander leaves - a handful
  • 2 tbsp -raisins
  • a few-cashew nuts
  • 1/2 -onion (sliced thin)

How to Make Plain Ghee Rice

  • Soak rice in water with 1 pinch of salt for half an hour.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil. Fry spices for a minute or two.
  • Add onion and green chillies. Saute till tender.
  • Add the ground paste. Fry on low flame till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the drained rice and stir gently till it gets coated.
  • Add coconut milk and 3/4 cup of water. Stir well.
  • Add mint leaves, salt and ghee.
  • Stir the mixture well and pressure cook for 5 minutes.
  • Allow it to remain in the cooker till all the steam goes (another 5 minutes).
  • Fry onion in a tbsp of ghee or butter till browned.
  • Drain on a paper towel.
  • Fry raisins and cashew nuts in the remaining ghee.
  • Add fried raisins, nuts and onion to the rice.
  • Spread a little fried onion and coriander on the top.