Tasty Ghee Rice Recipe in 30 minutes - Shahjighee

Tasty Ghee Rice Recipe in 30 minutes - Shahjighee

What is Ghee Rice?

Ghee rice is a popular south Indian meal, usually prepared for occasions and celebrations. It is highly nutritious meal, which has many health benefits. Among all the rice recipes, this is one of the best recipes, having incomparable taste and is very easy to prepare. 

Is Ghee Rice Good for Health?

Ghee has fatty acids, which helps in the metabolism and regulation of elevated blood sugar levels. It also contains linoleic acid, which helps in lowering the risk of cardiovascular problems. And, adding ghee to rice helps diabetic patients in digesting the sugar in rice. Ghee rice is good for the brain health of both, children and adults.                 

How to Make Ghee Rice at home? (Stepwise Video guide) 

Use Shahji A2 Desi Ghee to Make Tasty Ghee Rice
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How to Make Ghee Rice at home? (Step by Step Photos Guide)

Ghee Rice Recipe Ingredients:

  • (1 Cup= 240 Ml)
  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Pure Cow Ghee
  • 1 Medium Onion Thinly Sliced (Optional)
  • 2 Cups Water For Making In Normal Pot (1 ¾ Cup Water For Indian Cooker, 1 ¼ Cup Water For Instant Pot)
  • 1 Green Chilly (Slit/Chopped)
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 14 Cashewnuts Or Kaju
  • 14 Raisins

Whole Spices:

  • 2 Inch Cinnamon Or Dalchini
  • 4 Cloves Or Laung
  • 3 To 4 Green Cardamoms Or Elaichi
  • 1 Strand Mace Or Javitri
  • 1 Star Anice Or Chakri Phool
  • 1 Bay Leaf Or Tej Patta

Step 1: Wash one cup rice

Wash one cup rice until the water gets clear. This step is very important as this helps in removing extra starch from rice and cooked rice become fluffy and separate. Soak it for 20-30 minutes. 

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Step 2: Drain Water from Rice

After 20-30 minutes, drain the water and then set aside soaked rice.

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Step 3: Slice Onion and Chilli

Meanwhile slice medium size onion thinly and slit or chop one green chilli.

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Step 4: Keep 14 cashew nuts and 14 raisins ready in a plate.

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Step 5: Heat Ghee

Heat 3 tbsp of ghee in a thick bottom pot or thick bottom pan. Keep the flame to a low, so that, you do not burn the ghee.

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Step 6: Frying Nuts

  • Once the ghee is melted and is hot, add cashew to the pot.
  • Fry until you see light golden colour on few of the cashews but do not burn them.
  • Now, add the raisins.
  • Fry until the raisins puff up a bit in the ghee. Be sure to continuously stir as the cashew and raisin do not become too brown and bitter.
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  • Remove the fried cashews and raisins, taking out extra ghee from them, and keep them aside.
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    Step 7: Add  Whole Spices

  • Now to the same melted ghee, add all the whole spices and stir. Let them crackle for a few seconds and become fragrant, but do not burn the spices.

  • Quickly add the sliced onions and stir.

  • Continue to stir as you sauté the onion until they turn golden and caramelize.

  • Now add green chilli and soaked rice to the pot.
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    Step 8 : Now Gently add rice

  • Gently stir the rice for few minutes with the seasonings so that ghee coats the rice nicely. Do not over stir because it will break the rice grains.
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    Step 8: Add water in rice

  • Add 2 cups of water or the required amount of water as per the cooking pot used- pressure cooker or instant pot. Here I’ve used normal pot, so added 2 cups of water. Add salt and taste the water, if needed add more. Ideally the water needs to be slightly salty. Also add ½ tsp of lemon juice (optional). Completely, cover the pot.
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    Step 9: Cooked the Rice

  • Increase the temperature if needed to bring the water to a simmer and then reduce the heat to low heat. Let it simmer for 8-9 minutes until the rice is cooked and all water is absorbed. After 5-6 minutes, remove the lid and gently fluff the rice with a fork.
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    Step 10: Start Serving in Plate

  • Transfer the ghee-rice to serving bowl or a plate. Garnish with cashews, raisins, and coriander leaves. Serve the ghee-rice with any gravy like veg kurma, curry, dals or even egg roast or you can eat it plain.
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    Ghee Rice Recipe Nutritional Facts & Chart

    Nutrition 

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories From Fat=189

     %DAILY VALUE*

    FAT                                                  

    21g

     32%

    SATURATED FAT                              

    11g 

     69%

    CHOLESTEROL                              

    38 g

     13%

    SODIUM                                    

    686 mg     

     30%

    POTASSIUM                                   

    318 mg

     9%

    CARBOHYDRATES                           

    91g

     30%

    FIBRE                                              

    4g 

     17%

    SUGAR                                             

    4g

     4%

    PROTEIN                                             

    10g

     20%

    VITAMIN C                                   

    7mg

     8%

    CALCIUM                                 

    50mg

     5%

    IRON                                    

    2mg

      11%

    *%DAILY VALUES ARE BASED ON 2000 CALORIES DIET

     

     


    Is Ghee Rice Good for Weight Loss?

    Ghee contains conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is a type of Omega 6 fatty acid, helps in weight loss. It increases lean body mass and reduces fat mass, which in turn helps in weight loss. Similarly, Omega 3 fatty acids are also present in pure cow ghee, which helps you to lose inches and shed body fat.

    Conclusion

    This perfect ghee recipe is a gluten-free nutrient packed side dish which can be served for every day meals. For this recipe use Shahji’s pure cow or buffalo ghee, made using traditional bilona method.

    This ghee is made in small batches so that freshness and purity is maintained at the highest standards. Shop now for this pure ghee and try out this magical recipe.

     You can buy Pure A2 Desi Ghee directly from our farm here -
    Sahiwal Cow A2 Desi Ghee
    Pure A2 Desi Ghee ( Sahiwal Cow )
    Gir Cow A2 Desi Ghee
    Pure A2 Cow Ghee ( Gir Cow )
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