Indian Rice Recipes: Ghee Rice Recipe


Indian Rice Recipes: Ghee Rice Recipe

Indian Rice Recipes: Ghee Rice Recipe

Ghee rice is a delicious Indian rice dish made with Ghee, the Indian Clarified Butter and spices to give the rice flavor and aroma. As a side dish you can use a non-vegetarian side like Butter Chicken or vegetarian side dish like Vegetable Korma.

Ingredients for Ghee Rice Recipe

  • Rice – 2 cups (jeera samba rice or basmati rice or sona masuri rice)
  • Green chilly – 10 nos
  • Tomato – 2 nos (medium, chopped finely)
  • Onion – 2 medium sized made into paste
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 4 tbsp
  • Beans – 1/4 cup
  • Carrot – 1/4 cup
  • Peas – 1 cup
  • Clove – 6 nos
  • Cinnamon – 1 stick
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Star anise – 1 no
  • Cardamom – 3 nos
  • Kasturi Methi – 1 tsp
  • Cashew nut – 8 nos
  • Ghee – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 4 tbsp
  • Coconut milk – 2 cups
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt to taste

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serving: 3 to 4 people

Cooking Method for Ghee Rice Recipe

  1. Take a rice cooker on medium heat and add ghee and oil.
  2. After a couple of minutes add cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, star anise and cardamom.
  3. Then add  onion paste. Stir the mixture and sauté till the raw smell of onion vanishes.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook till the raw smell goes.
  5. Then put green chilly, cashew nuts and cook for 3 more minutes.
  6. Add tomato, peas, carrot and beans with 1 tsp of salt. Cook till tomatoes are mushy.
  7. At this point add coconut milk and water. Bring the contents to boil.
  8. Then add some more salt to taste and put rice.
  9. Close the lid and cook till 1 or 2 whistles or 15 minutes on low heat.

The Ghee Rice is now ready to be served. Serve Ghee Rice with a side dish like Vegetable Korma or with any non-vegetarian gravy like Butter Chicken.


  • Satya said:  

    what what a delicious visual treat ...lovely click


  • Chicken Recipes said:  

    Wow looking Delicious recipe.
    Thanks for share.

    Best Regarding.
    Chicken Recipes

  • Lavern Owie said:  

    Nice recipe, this is really yummy. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. thank you for sharing this recipe..

  • Anitha said:  

    wow! it's really good taste, i enjoyed......... thanks for this recipe

  • Anonymous said:  

    indeed very tasty

  • Reena Gupta said:  

    look delicious and tasty...thanks for sharing...

  • shopia said:  

    wow beautiful....very yummy...

  • Anonymous said:  

    Looks good. But just wondering how different is it from a regular vegetable pulao? Ghee rice is more about the rice itself (similar to jeera rice) and less about vegetables.

  • Bharathi said:  

    Yes you are right. Ghee rice is more about the rice. I just added a couple of veggies to increase its nutritional value without taking away the taste. You can leave it out.

  • Anonymous said:  

    This recipe is a nice one. It will e very grateful to you if u publish some recipes of mutton. Actually i just love mutton.

  • Anonymous said:  

    Oh that is cool!!! I can't wait to make this for our feast :)
    coupon dunia

  • Satya P said:  

    The recipe images are mouth watering. Feels like one should make it now and taste it. Thank you for sharing. Thanks

  • Rajesh Kumar said:  

    The recipes looks good. I am going to cook this recipe maybe in the next week. Keep posting if you have any other recipes. Question Signal

  • Krishnan C said:  

    Looks tasty. Will it be good to eat the next day if we keep it in the refrigerator. Or has to be finished on the same day. We have people at our home who work at different timings and different shift. Will be going to make this recipe on Sunday. Thanks for posting the recipe. Canon Printer Service Centers in Chennai

  • Raghu Kumar said:  

    Good recipes. I like to try new recipes from different countries. Just like to know about their food habits and ingredients. Your recipe looks quite tasty to me. Will try and update you with feedback. CCTV Camera Dealers in Chennai

  • Raji said:  

    Food is an important part of life. I like to try different dishes not only for taste but also gives an idea of the different ingredients which are used in different parts of the world. Thanks for the recipes. Keep posting more. Thank you very much. Dell Laptop Service Centers in Chennai

  • Garagegym planner said:  

    Delicious! It's really great for dinner, thanks for the recipe!

  • Shahzaib Khan said:  

    Indian Food Recipes are the best. I will definitely try this at home. Thumbs up

  • Rajesh Kumar said:  

    Great blog....Thanks for sharing this information… Visit:Restaurant in delhi

  • Shahzaib Khan said:  

    Wow that is a very awesome recipe. I will definitely try this at home.Pakistani Cooking Recipes are the best. I love all Pakistani Recipes and indian recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes

  • Asbah India said:  

    Your side gives me the good idea to make the comment by the way. Thank you!!!

    Best Brand Basmati Rice

    Long Grain Basmati Rice Brands

  • Speak your mind. Leave a comment !

    It is very easy! Just select Name/URL from the 'Comment as' box below. Enter your name (URL is not required) and leave a comment.