Ghee/Butter Rice

Ghee/Butter Rice is a variety of rice that can be made on special occasion.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 20-30 mins

Serves : 4-5

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Main Ingredient : Rice
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch Special Occasion

Ingredients :


  • Basmati Rice - 750g
  • Oil - 100ml or 6 tblsp
  • Cinnamon - 1-2 pieces of 1/2 inch long strips
  • Cardomom - 1 (optional)
  • Cloves - 2-3
  • Paandan leaf (Biriyani leaf) - 1 (optional)
  • Peas - 75g (optional)
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomatoes - 1
  • Green Chilli - 1
  • Ginger-Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tblsp
  • Chopped mint Leaves - 1 tblsp
  • Ghee - 2 tsp or Butter - 10g
  • Water - as required
  • Salt - to taste

Method :
  1. Chop all the onions, tomatoes, chillies and herbs.
  2. Wash and soak the rice in a big pot of water for 10 minutes. Drain it.
  3. Heat a 3 litre saucepan on a medium heat and add oil.
  4. Add cinnamon,cloves and cardamon; fry for about 1/2 a minute.
  5. Add onion, chilli, coriander leaves and mint leaves and fry for about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add rice; fry for about 4-5 minutes.
  8. Add about 1 litre and 150ml (4 cups and 2/3 of a cup) of water and salt.
  9. When the water starts to boil, reduce the flame to low, cover and cook the rice for about 15-20 minutes or until all the water is evapourated.
  10. If you are adding peas, add it when the rice is nearly cooked as it takes only 2-3 minutes to get cooked.​

Notes : Caution:Cooking time and required amount of water varies depending on the kind of rice and whether it is new or old. Water quantity mentioned here is just a guideline only. You could also add vegetables like peas or mushrooms. If you add 2 teaspoon of cumin seeds at the time of adding cinnamon, it becomes jeera rice.

Other Names : Kuska, Nei soru, Pilau rice


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