ghee rice recipe | neychoru recipe | nei choru | ghee bhat

ghee rice recipe | neychoru recipe | nei choru | ghee bhat with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular and flavoured south indian rice recipe made with basmati rice and desi ghee. it is one of the popular rice recipe made especially for celebrations and occasion feast. even though it is flavoured, it needs a side dish to be served with and more often it is served with choice of kurma curry or gravy recipe.
ghee rice recipeghee rice recipe | neychoru recipe | nei choru | ghee bhat with step by step photo and video recipe. flavoured rice recipes are very common in india and are made for many occasions. some rice recipes are a one-pot meal which does not require any side dish, but some flavoured rice may require an additional side dish. one such famous south indian flavoured rice recipe is ghee rice recipe or neychoru made during the feast.

i have posted several rice recipes till now, but this recipe of ghee rice recipe is the easiest and flavoured recipe. as matter of fact, it can be done in 2 ways. the most common way is to saute the non-cooked rice with ghee and onion and boil it till it gets cooked. i prefer this way of making ghee rice, but the other option is also quite popular, the second most popular way is to stir fry the leftover cooked rice with ghee. this recipe is very similar to indo chinese fried rice but just that cooked with homemade desi ghee. it is ideal if you want to finish any unused overnight or leftover rice. i make it this way, to prepare my husband’s lunch box and share it with any leftover curries.

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some easy and important variations, tips and suggestions for a perfect ghee rice recipe. firstly, i would heavily recommend using basmati rice for this recipe instead of sona masuri and any other edible rice. basmati rice would yield non sticky long grain which makes it ideal when serving for the feast. secondly, the recipe tastes great when served with kurma or any coconut based spicy curry. but you can also be served with any spicy dal based curries too. lastly, the recipe can be further extended by adding grated coconut or perhaps frozen vegetables. you can experiment it with green peas, sweet corn, finely chopped beans and broccoli.

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ghee rice recipe | neychoru recipe | nei choru | ghee bhat

4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: rice
Cuisine: north indian, south indian
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easy ghee rice recipe | neychoru recipe | nei choru | ghee bhat

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 8 cashew, halves
  • 2 tbsp raisins
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 pods cardamom / elachi
  • 5 cloves
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 1 chilli, slit
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tsp  lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast 8 cashew and 2 tbsp raisins.
  • roast the cashew to golden brown and keep aside.
  • now in the same kadai saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, 5 cloves and ½ tsp pepper.
  • also, add ½ onion, 1 chilli and saute until the onions turn golden brown.
  • now add 1 cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes) and roast for 1 minute without breaking rice grains.
  • further, add 2 cup water, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt.
  • stir well and get the water to a boil.
  • cover and simmer for 20 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • after 20 minutes, fluff the rice gently without breaking rice grains.
  • add fried nuts and mix well.
  • finally, enjoy ghee rice with kurma.

how to make ghee rice with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp ghee and roast 8 cashew and 2 tbsp raisins.
    ghee rice recipe
  2. roast the cashew to golden brown and keep aside.
    ghee rice recipe
  3. now in the same kadai saute 1 bay leaf, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, 5 cloves and ½ tsp pepper.
    ghee rice recipe
  4. also, add ½ onion, 1 chilli and saute until the onions turn golden brown.
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  5. now add 1 cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes) and roast for 1 minute without breaking rice grains.
    neychoru recipe
  6. further, add 2 cup water, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt.
    neychoru recipe
  7. stir well and get the water to a boil.
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  8. cover and simmer for 20 minutes or pressure cook for 2 whistles.
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  9. after 20 minutes, fluff the rice gently without breaking rice grains.
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  10. add fried nuts and mix well.
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  11. finally, enjoy ghee rice with kurma.
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notes:

  • firstly, use good quality basmati rice for long grain rice.
  • also, use fresh homemade ghee for rich flavoured rice.
  • additionally, pressure cook for 2 whistles if you want to cook in cooker.
  • finally, ghee rice recipe tastes great when served hot.
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