Ghee Rice Recipes

Ghee Rice Recipes

How to make recipes with Ghee Rice?

ghee rice

Ghee Rice is one of the most comforting foods in the Indian Subcontinent. A simple meal which provides one with almost all essential nutrients for a balanced diet. Rice provides carbohydrates, Ghee provides healthy fats and a pinch of salt that essential sodium in the diet.

Our Grandparents often recommended these simple recipes like ghee rice when we were young. The challenge is how to adapt these simple recipes to our busy lifestyles.

Our team at ELtheCook has developed these ingenious kits to simplify Indian Cooking for the youth today. Here are 4 delicious, 2 step recipes taking simple ghee rice and making great, healthy food.

Heres what you’ll need..

 

Kitchen Equipment:

  1. Large Vessel to Boil Water
  2. 2 Spoons
  3. 2 Plates to Serve
  4. A Gas Stove Top/ Induction Cook Top

 

RECIPE 1 - Simple Ghee Rice

ghee rice

Ghee Rice is simple, easy to digest & even easier to make. Try this 10 minute recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. 250gm Basmati Rice
  2. 500ml Water
  3. 20 g clarified butter/ghee
  4. Salt to Taste

Method:

  1. In a large vessel, add 500ml cold water.
  2. Add in 250g Basmati Rice and add 1-2 teaspoons of salt (Pro Tip: Taste the water, it should be slightly more salty than usual. Scientifically Speaking the salt is going to be absorbed into the rice and adds flavour to the rice. But we’re hungry, lets move on!)
  3. Bring the mixture of water and rice to the boil, this will take 5 minutes on high heat.
  4. Now turn your heat down to simmer, and partially cover the vessel with a cover.
  5. Leave for another 5 minutes, partially covered.
  6. As the rice cooks, the grains are going to absorb all that water and become roughly double in size.
  7. After 5 minutes, the rice is going to look almost cooked.
  8. Now we’re going to turn off the heat and cover the vessel completely, Leave to rest for 2 minutes.
  9. Uncover and add a dollop of the ghee and mix well.

 

How to Enjoy:

This simple Ghee Rice is best enjoyed straight off the heat. The warm comforting notes of the ghee and the mild saltiness of the rice, gives a beautiful and radiant mouthfeel. Yum!   

 

ELtheCook’s Pro Tips:

  1. While Cooking the Rice, remember to salt the water a little more than usual.
  2. Fully Cover the vessel when you know the rice is just about done, if you cover it when its completely done, the rice will turn soft and mushy.
  3. Ghee is a liquid in temperatures above 370C, it becomes completely solid in temperatures cooler than 200 So if you’re making this recipe in a cold climate be sure to gently heat the ghee on a low heat, before adding it to your rice!

 

 

RECIPE 2 - Jeera Onion Rice:

jeera rice

Jeera Onion Rice is a fragrant version of Ghee Rice, Jeera/Cumin adds a beautiful aroma and also makes this recipe super easy to digest. Its absolutely perfect for kids and toddlers, just starting out  on rice.  Try this 10 minute recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. ELtheCook Jeera Onion Rice Kit (CLICK HERE TO BUY!)

(so the convenient thing here is that you get everything in the box, the ghee based tadka with flavours of garlic and bay leaf, and even the fried onions!)

Method:

  1. In a large vessel, add 500ml cold water.
  2. Add in 250g Basmati Rice and add 1-2 teaspoons of salt (Pro Tip: Taste the water, it should be slightly more salty than usual. Scientifically Speaking the salt is going to be absorbed into the rice and adds flavour to the rice. But we’re hungry, lets move on!)
  3. Bring the mixture of water and rice to the boil, this will take 5 minutes on high heat.
  4. Now turn your heat down to simmer, and partially cover the vessel with a cover.
  5. Leave for another 5 minutes, partially covered.
  6. As the rice cooks, the grains are going to absorb all that water and become roughly double in size.
  7. After 5 minutes, the rice is going to look almost cooked.
  8. Now we’re going to turn off the heat and cover the vessel completely, Leave to rest for 2 minutes.
  9. Uncover and add a spoon of the Jeera Tadka Masala and mix well
  10. Add a sprinkle of the fried onions!

 

How to Enjoy:

This Fragrant Jeera Onion Rice is best enjoyed straight off the heat. The warm comforting notes of the ghee and fragrance from the rice & jeera, is a true match made in heaven!

 

ELtheCook’s Pro Tips:

  1. While Cooking the Rice, remember to salt the water a little more than usual.
  2. Fully Cover the vessel when you know the rice is just about done, if you cover it when its completely done, the rice will turn soft and mushy.
  3. Ghee is a liquid in temperatures above 370C, it becomes completely solid in temperatures cooler than 200 So if you’re making this recipe in a cold climate be sure to gently heat the ghee on a low heat, before adding it to your rice!

 

RECIPE 3 – Lemon Rice / Chitranna:

lemon rice

Lemon Rice is an tangy delicacy made in homes throughout South India. It is known commonly by the name Chitranna. This rice recipe includes the earthy notes of curry leaves and toasty peanuts.  Try this 10 minute recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. ELtheCook Lemon Rice Kit (CLICK HERE TO BUY IT!)

The team makes sure that you get authentic south Indian flavour by using cold pressed coconut oil (which doesn’t really have that strong coconut oil stench, which most North Indians shudder from!)  the kit also includes a pack of Ghee Roasted Peanuts too!

Method:

  1. In a large vessel, add 500ml cold water.
  2. Add in 250g Basmati Rice and add 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  3. Bring the mixture of water and rice to the boil, this will take 5 minutes on high heat.
  4. Now turn your heat down to simmer, and partially cover the vessel with a cover.
  5. Leave for another 5 minutes, partially covered.
  6. As the rice cooks, the grains are going to absorb all that water and become roughly double in size.
  7. After 5 minutes, the rice is going to look almost cooked.
  8. Now we’re going to turn off the heat and cover the vessel completely, Leave to rest for 2 minutes.
  9. Uncover and add a spoon of the Lemon Tadka Masala and mix well
  10. Add a sprinkle of the roasted peanuts & the awesome Lemon Rice is ready!

 

How to Enjoy:

This Tangy Lemon Rice is best enjoyed hot! The refreshing notes of the fresh lemon juice and the hint of coconut oil, makes you feel you are enjoying a tangy meal on one of the most famous beaches in Kerala!

 

ELtheCook’s Pro Tips:

  1. While Cooking the Rice, remember to salt the water a little more than usual.
  2. Fully Cover the vessel when you know the rice is just about done, if you cover it when its completely done, the rice will turn soft and mushy.
  3. Coconut Oil is a liquid in temperatures above 370C, it becomes completely solid in temperatures cooler than 200 So if you’re making this recipe in a cold climate be sure to gently heat the Tadka Masala on a low heat, before adding it to your rice!

 

RECIPE 4 – Royal Indian Pulav:

how to make pulao

Pulav/ Pilaf/ Pulao are generic terms used for a rice dish loaded with ghee, spices and dry fruits. This recipe is a basically a ghee rice on steroids!!

This dish has been rumoured to be introduced to India by none other than Alexander the Great himself! Not only recreating this recipe in your home kitchen is a daunting task, but simply buying ingredients for this dish are expensive and time consuming. The proportions of spices to be used, is also confusing.   Luckily we have this 10 minute recipe, which comes close to the real thing!

The Tadka Masala used for this recipe is a hand procured recipe, passed down through the ages as a legacy.

Ingredients:

  1. ELtheCook Indian Pulav Kit (CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW!)

(Aged Long Grained Basmati Rice, Ghee Based Tempered Whole spices like Star Anise and Black Cardamom, also in the kit is a garnish of caramelized onions & ghee roasted cashewnuts) Decadent, Right?

Method:

  1. In a large vessel, add 500ml cold water.
  2. Add in 250g Basmati Rice and add 1-2 teaspoons of salt
  3. Bring the mixture of water and rice to the boil, this will take 5 minutes on high heat.
  4. Now turn your heat down to simmer, and partially cover the vessel with a cover.
  5. Leave for another 5 minutes, partially covered.
  6. As the rice cooks, the grains are going to absorb all that water and become roughly double in size.
  7. After 5 minutes, the rice is going to look almost cooked.
  8. Now we’re going to turn off the heat and cover the vessel completely, Leave to rest for 2 minutes.
  9. Uncover and add a spoon of the Pulav Tadka Masala and mix well
  10. Add a sprinkle of the fried onions and the Roasted Cashewnuts!

 

How to Enjoy:

Steaming Hot! This dish is going to make your mouth water while you cook it. The kitchen is filled with sweet & fragrant spices! The garnish is going to make this dish decadent & royal. The cashewnuts add a crunch and the caramelised onions give a sweet finish!

 

 

ELtheCook’s Pro Tips:

  1. While Cooking the Rice, remember to salt the water a little more than usual.
  2. Fully Cover the vessel when you know the rice is just about done, if you cover it when its completely done, the rice will turn soft and mushy.
  3. Ghee is a liquid in temperatures above 370C, it becomes completely solid in temperatures cooler than 200 So if you’re making this recipe in a cold climate be sure to gently heat the ghee on a low heat, before adding it to your rice!

 

 

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