Ghee rice is a popular south Indian dish typically prepared for special occasions and festivities. It is a highly nourishing meal with numerous health benefits. This is one of the best rice recipes, as it has an incomparable flavor and is very simple to prepare.
Is Ghee Rice Beneficial to Health?
Ghee contains fatty acids, which aid in regulating elevated blood sugar levels and metabolism. Additionally, it contains linoleic acid, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems. In addition, adding ghee to rice facilitates the digestion of the sugar in rice in diabetic patients. Ghee rice is beneficial for both children’s and adults’ brain health.
How to Prepare Ghee Rice in the Home
Ghee Rice Recipe Ingredients: (1 cup = 240 milliliters)
- 1 Cup Basmati Rice
- 2 tablespoons Earthomaya A2 Desi Cow Ghee
- 1 medium onion, sliced thinly (Optional)
- 2 cups water for a standard pot (1 3/4 cups water for an Indian cooker and 1 1/4 cups for an instant pot).
- 1 green chili (sliced/chopped)
- ½ Tsp Salt
- Cashew or Kaju Nuts and Raisins
- 1 Strand Mace Or Javitri
- 1 Star Anice Or Chakri Phool
- 2 Inches of Cinnamon Or Dalchini
- 4 Cloves Or Laung,
- 3 to 4 Green Cardamoms Or Elaichi
- 1 Bay Leaf Or Tej Patta
Recipe to Make Healthiest Ghee Rice
Step 1: Wash the Rice
Rinse 1 cup of rice until the water becomes clear. This step is crucial as it removes excess starch from the rice, allowing it to become fluffy and separate. Soak it for twenty to thirty minutes.
Step 2: Drain Rice of Water
After 20 to 30 minutes, drain the water and set the rice aside.
Step 3: Cut Onion and Pepper
Meanwhile, thinly slice a medium-sized onion and slit or chop a single green chili.
Step 4: Prepare a plate with 1/4 cashews and 1/4 raisins.
Step 5: Heat Ghee
In a pot or pan with a thick bottom, melt 3 tablespoons of ghee. Keep the flame low to avoid burning the ghee.
Step 6: Frying Nuts
Add cashews to the pot once the ghee has melted and is hot. Fry a few cashews until they have a golden hue, but do not burn them.
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Add the raisins now. Fry the raisins in ghee until they begin to expand. By stirring continuously, the cashews and raisins do not become too brown and bitter. Remove the fried cashews and raisins, remove any excess ghee, and set aside.
Step 7: Add Whole Spices
Now, add all whole spices to the melted ghee and stir. Allow the spices to become fragrant and crackle for a few seconds, but do not allow them to burn. Add the sliced onions and stir quickly.
Continue stirring the onions until they become golden and caramelized. Add green chili and rice that has been soaked into the pot. Now, carefully add rice.
Stir the rice with the seasonings for a few minutes so that the ghee evenly coats the rice. Do not overmix the rice, as this will result in broken grains.
Step 8: Pour water over rice
Add 2 cups of water or the amount of water specified by the pressure cooker or instant pot used. Using a standard pot, I added 2 cups of water. Add salt, then taste the water to determine if more is required. Ideally, the water should contain a trace of salt. Add half a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional). Completely encase the pot with a lid.
Step 9: Rice is cooked
If necessary, increase the temperature to bring the water to a simmer, then reduce it to low heat. Allow it to simmer for 8 to 9 minutes until the rice is cooked and all of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove the lid after 5 to 6 minutes and fluff the rice with a fork.
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Step 10: Begin serving on the plate
Transfer the ghee-rice to a bowl or plate for serving. Cashews, raisins, and coriander leaves are used as garnishes. Serve ghee-rice with any gravy, such as vegetable kurma, curry, dals, or even egg roast, or eat it plain.
Is Ghee Rice Weight Loss Beneficial?
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), an Omega 6 fatty acid, is present in ghee and aids in weight loss. It increases lean body mass and decreases fat mass, contributing to weight loss. Similarly, pure cow ghee contains Omega 3 fatty acids, which aid in losing inches and body fat.
This perfect ghee recipe is a gluten-free, nutrient-rich side dish suitable for daily meals. This recipe uses Earthomaya’s traditional bilona-prepared pure cow ghee. This ghee is produced in small batches to ensure the highest standards of freshness and purity. Purchase this pure ghee and try out this enchanted recipe immediately.