Fried Ghee Rice

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Fried Ghee Rice or “Neyy Chor” as it is called back home is a traditional dish in Southern India and prepared during special and festive occasions. Ghee is nothing but clarified butter. You can reduce the quantity of ghee and substitute it with vegetable oil just so that you just get the flavor of it. This is again a very simple dish, with very simple ingredients and has the most wonderful aroma and taste! Hope you try this recipe and like it . Enjoy ūüôā

Fried Ghee Rice

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A popular and aromatic rice dish recipe based on Indian cuisine in Kerala and perfectly goes with any entree or side dish



It’s preferable to use Basmati rice although other varieties of raw rice can be used.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Basmati Rice
  • 3 tablespoon ghee or Clarified Butter
  • 4 tsp oil
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1/2 ¬†inch stick of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 an onion diced
  • salt per taste
  • Water 3 cups.
  • 1 onion sliced lengthwise and thin
  • 10 cashews and raisins fried in ghee


Directions

  1. Wash the rice, drain, and keep aside
  2. Heat a thick bottomed pan, add the ghee and oil
  3. Add the thinly sliced onions and fry until crisp golden brown. Drain and keep aside.
  4. Add the cashews and raisins, brown it as well. Drain and keep aside.
  5. In the remaining oil, add the spices and diced onions and saute for about 2 mins
  6. Next, add the washed rice
  7. Fry for about 5 to 7 mins until the rice turns opaque
  8. Add the salt and water and cook until done in a rice cooker
  9. Transfer the cooked rice into a serving bowl and garnish with fried onions, cashews, and raisins.
  10. Ghee rice can be eaten with any entree, curried dish, or vegetable or chicken stew.


 

Fried Ghee Rice
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

Fried Ghee rice – A simple and delicious rice dish made with ghee , fried onions , raisins and nuts a recipe from the Malabar region of India

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Fried Ghee Rice, Ghee Rice, Neyy chor
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 3 tbsp Ghee or Clarified Butter
  • 4 tsp Vegetable oil
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 onion thinly sliced for frying
Instructions
  1. Wash the rice, drain, and keep aside

  2. Heat a thick bottomed pan, add the ghee and oil

  3. Add the thinly sliced onions and fry until crisp golden brown.

  4. Drain and keep aside.Add the cashews and raisins, brown it as well.

  5. Drain and keep aside.

  6. In the remaining oil, add the spices and diced onions and saute for about 2 mins

  7. Next, add the washed rice

  8. Fry for about 5 to 7 mins until the rice turns opaque

  9. Add the salt and water and cook until done in a rice cooker

  10. Transfer the cooked rice into a serving bowl and garnish with fried onions, cashews, and raisins.

  11. Ghee rice can be eaten with any entree, curried dish, or vegetable or chicken stew.

Fried Ghee Rice (Neyy Chor)

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    trkingmomoe
    March 2, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. It looks really good.

  • Reply
    InspiresN
    March 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Glad you liked it. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Diane
    June 9, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    You have the best rice recipes! Thank you!

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