Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Indian Rice Recipes - Ghee Rice

Ghee or Clarified Butter is becoming more popular as a cooking ingredient because of the many health benefits it offers and also because Indian Recipes are healthy and delicious. This Ghee Rice recipe is an easy dish to make and can be used as a side dish to just about any meal.

There are several variations to ghee rice recipes. Here is one of my favorites:

Ghee Rice Recipe

2 cups Basmati Rice
1/4 cup ghee
2 cups onions, chopped finely
Stick cinnamon - 2 inch piece, broken in half
4 crushed Cardamom pods
4 whole cloves
1 and 1/2 tsp salt

Directions for Ghee Rice

Thoroughly wash rice and drain.

In heavy saucepan, heat ghee, add spices and onions and cook until onions are browned at the edges.

Add the rice and sautee for about 2 minutes.

Add 3 1/4 cups boiling water to rice mixture. Bring to a boil again, then reduce heat and steam rice, covered for about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow ghee rice to sit for another 10 minutes, covered.

This ghee rice recipe serves 6.

Variations to this ghee rice recipe including adding chopped veggies just before steaming.

Where to Buy Ghee

You can buy ghee in any Indian Food Store but if you can't find it locally, you can easily order ghee online. I use ghee from Pure Indian Foods, and you can order directly from the company or through Amazon.com. Pure Indian Foods' Grassfed Organic Ghee is fresh and healthy and the company is a pleasure to work with.

Looking for more Indian Rice Recipes? Check out these Indian Recipe cookbooks:

1,000 Indian Recipes

5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices

500 Indian Recipes: Deliciously authentic step-by-step dishes from India and South-East Asia, easy-to-make with over 500 photographs

Spice Up Your Life - Over 60 indian recipes low in points (Weight Watchers Pure Points)

Everyday Indian: 100 Fast, Fresh and Healthy Recipes

Visit our ghee store on Amazon.com for more recipe books and ghee products.

Add ghee rice and Indian recipes to your weekly menus and savor the spicy, delicious flavors. Your family will love them.

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