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ghee rice

Ghee rice is also known as Neychoru is one of the most simplest and easiest one pot rice recipe made using ghee (clarified butter), basmati rice and whole spices. This rice can be prepared in just 20 minutes. 

Ghee rice is very flavorful and delicious in taste. I added fried onions and cashews for garnishing, which gives extra flavor to the rice. Traditionally, ghee rice is made with seeraga samba rice, here i used basmati rice, you can also use sona masoori rice as well. Don't over cook the rice or else it will turn mushy.

Ghee rice is a staple food in south India  and also a great lunch box recipe for kids. Serve this rice with any spicy curry or with appetizer. Follow my step by step photo recipe to prepare Ghee Rice. If you like this recipe, share it, tweet it and pin it. Please do try and post your comments.

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ghee rice


Coarse       : Lunch

Cuisine      : Indian

Author       : Jayashree Karthik

Prep Time  : 5 min

Cook Time : 15 min

Total Time  : 20 min

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ghee rice


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 mace
  • 2 green chilli - split
  • 2 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 12 cashews - for garnish
  • 1/4 cup onion - thinly sliced - for garnish


  • soak basmati rice in water for atleast 30 minutes
  • melt ghee in a pan
  • fry cashews till golden brown and set aside
  • in the same pan, add thinly sliced onions and fry till golden brown and set aside
  • these fried onions and cashews are used for garnishing and they add extra flavor to the rice
  • in the remaining ghee, add whole spices like cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, mace, star anise, bay leaf and green chillies
  • saute well in low medium flame until nice flavor comes
  • add soaked basmati rice and saute well for 1 minute
  • add 2 cup water and salt
  • mix well
  • boil the rice over high flame for 5-6 minutes (the rice will drink most of the liquid and now the rice cooked almost to 60%-70%)
  • cover with tight lid and cook on very low flame for 15 minutes
  • switch off the flame and rest the ghee rice for another 10 minutes
  • open the lid and garnish with fried onions and cashews
  • taste delicious 😋 
  • use homemade ghee for rich flavored rice
  • ghee rice tastes great when served hot
  • ghee rice also cooks in pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistle

    ghee rice

    Ghee Rice With Step By Step Photo Recipe

    soak basmati rice in water for 30 minutes

    heat ghee in a pan, temper with cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, star anise, mace, bay leaf and green chilli

    add soaked rice

    saute well for a minute in the ghee

    add water and salt

    cook on high flame for 5 minutes

    cover with tight lid and cook on low flame for 10 - 15 minutes

    gently fluff the rice

    for garnish, fry the cashews till golden brown

    in the same pan, add thinly sliced onion

    fry the onions till brown

    ghee rice

    ghee rice

    garnish with fried onions and cashews

    ghee rice

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