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Ghee rice
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Ghee rice recipe

Ghee rice is a simple and easy one pot dish prepared, a south Indian version of pulao, using seeraga samba.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • 1 cup Seeraga samba rice
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 2 Green chilli slit
  • 2 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt as needed I added 1 & ¼ teaspoon of organic sea salt powder

To temper

  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 1 clove
  • 1 Star anise small
  • ½ teaspoon Fennel seeds I used powder


  • Wash rice and soak it for 15 mins minimum.
  • Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee. Temper with the whole spices.
  • Add onion, green chilli and fry until onion turn golden in color here and there. You can add a pinch of salt to fasten the process.
  • Tip in ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  • In goes soaked rice, drained completely from water.
  • Roast for a minute. Add water and required salt. Mix well and bring to boil. Close the id once it comes to a rolling boil.
  • Put the flame to medium and give one whistle.
  • Let pressure go down naturally. Once done, open and fluff gently.
  • Add coriander leaves and give 10 mins standing time before serving.



  • Do not add rice before water boils.
  • You can add fried cashews and raisin to garnish.