Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ghee Almond Rice


Rice - forever the first choice. Rice day in day out, we still won't be bored though I admit it can be daunting sometimes what to pair rice with. Also, plain rice always can be boring, so rice has been elevated in various ways (tomato rice, ghee rice, nasi dagang, lemon ricerice congee, dhal/lentil rice, garlic coriander rice and nasi goreng tom yam). Now, here again another rice dish, effortlessly made in the rice cooker - scented with ghee, spices and coriander leaves and almonds for the crunchy crunch. 


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 almonds 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 cooker.  
Pour the usual amount of water.
Season with salt. 
Stir and cook rice. 
Once rice is cooked, fluff up.  
Before serving, garnish with coriander leaves, fried almonds and shallots. 
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8 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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  6. I love ghee rice..this looks super yummy

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  7. One easy tasty delicious and healthy rice :)

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  8. Ghee and Almond, WOW! I am hungry :-) Looks super delicious!

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