Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ghee Almond Rice



Plain rice is fine with me yet I desire some sort of flavored rice if I can.  During the weekdays, I am satisfied with plain rice.  Weekends, though not every weekend is when I add ingredients for extra flavors into rice. The flavor of ghee or clarified butter has been on my mind for a while. I adore the nutty and sweet aroma of ghee. During my teenage years, I was "roly poly" in shape. That being because of the ghee I consumed in most of the food my mum used to cook. It pretty much says that ghee is fattening. I certainly don't want to go back to that shape and now I use ghee only when my urge overspills my desire. 

Ghee is already rich in taste yet there has to be other ingredients to intensify the flavors, those that you probably already have in your pantry. After frying the ingredients, the cooking process continued in the rice cooker. I really don't see a difference in cooking rice over the stove.  After all, rice cooker was invented to simplify the method of cooking rice without worrying about the outcome. . 

Forgo the mundane taste of plain rice and tuck into this savory mouthwatering flavored rice. 

Ingredients
2 cups white rice - wash and drain off excess water.
2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp thin almond pieces
4 shallots - sliced thinly
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon, 4 cloves and 4 cardamom
2 sprigs of coriander leaves - sliced
Salt for taste
Method
Heat ghee and when heated, fry almond pieces till brown in color. 
Remove and keep aside.
Do the same to the shallots. 
In the same wok/pan, fry spices and add in rice.
Stir and continue to fry for 2-3 mins.
Add into rice cooker.
Pour the usual amount of water and salt for taste.
Once rice is cooked, fluff it up.  
Before serving, garnish with coriander leaves, fried almonds and shallots. 






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5 comments:

  1. Like you I love the richness of ghee..yet yes...i also worry about the fattening aspects of ghee. But heck once in a while is fine!

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  2. Almond ghee rice looks gorgeous & delicious..... :-)

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  3. So simple yet so delicious, NK!

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  4. I have never tried rice like this before but it looks delish :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. sigh....yesterday i tried making briyani rice...failed

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