Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ghee Almond Rice

Many a times I've repeated like a parrot about how much I love rice. But not sure if I've also mentioned how much I love my other half. Perhaps I should. Definitely more to rice for he doesn't fuss about rice. Any rice dish goes including plain rice with side dishes. That aside, the point now is about the whole list of rice dishes I've shared. Ranging from the humble nasi goreng, rice simply cooked with basic ingredients, slightly special rice dishes for special occasions and the light-smooth rice congee (tomato rice, ghee rice, nasi dagang, lemon ricerice congee, dhal/lentil rice, garlic coriander rice and nasi goreng tom yam). So you see. It doesn't have to be plain rice for the plain taste all the time. If not all, at least try those dishes which can effortlessly be made. One more to add to the collection is this ghee almond rice - scented with ghee, spices, coriander leaves and with crunchy almond. 

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
Heat ghee and when heated, fry almond till brown and crunchy.  
Remove and keep aside.
Do the same to the shallots - fry, remove and keep aside. 
In the same ghee, fry spices for a minute
Add rice and stir to combine in - 2-3 minutes. 
Tip rice mixture into rice cookers. 
Pour the usual amount of water.
Season with taste.
Stir and cook rice. 
Once rice is cooked, fluff it up.  
Before serving, garnish with coriander leaves, fried almonds and shallots. 
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  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!

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

  3. So simple yet so delicious, NK!

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

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

  6. I love ghee rice..this looks super yummy

  7. One easy tasty delicious and healthy rice :)


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