Ghee rice recipe#One pot recipe

Ghee Rice

One of the most simplest and easiest one pot recipe.It's a popular dish in Malabar region in Kerala for their weddings and other ceremonies similar like Biriyani.But this Ghee rice is not complicated like Biriyani and its super easy.It needs a spicy gravy to go along with it. I prepared  Chicken Roast as a combination curry for Ghee rice.Let's learn the easy one pot method of preparation of Ghee rice.

 Ghee rice

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4                                                                 

 Recipe CategoryRice dish-Main Course
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:Riya Tiju

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati rice - 2 cups
   Onion - 1 big or 2 small thinly sliced

   For the seasoning

   Ghee/Clarified butter - 2 tbsp
   Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
   Cardamon - 2
   Cloves -3
   Bay leaf -2
   Star anise -2 (optional)


Clean and wash rice in water 2-3 times and Soak Basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Then drain the water and keep it aside.


1.Heat ghee in a pan, add all the spices,(cinnamon, cardamom,cloves,bay leaf and star anise) then add onions and fry till they turn golden brown.

2.Now add the drained rice and fry for a few minutes.

3.Add 4 cups of boiling water, needed salt and cook until rice is done.(Add water according to the instructions in rice packet)

4.When rice is done fluff it with a fork and serve hot(Also you can add more ghee at this time to the warm rice for added flavor) with any spicy gravy veg or non veg.Here I have used Chicken Roast,onion raita and pickle.


  • You can pressure cook rice  for 1 whistle  or cook it in a rice cooker or in a pan with a tight lid.
  •  Fry cashew nuts,raisins and sliced onions  in ghee and garnish ghee rice with it.
  • You can also add chopped cilantro and mint leaves for flavor.
Have a good weekend and happy Ramzan 

Kottayam Kitchen


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