Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ghee Almond Rice

Always a favourite, rice is indeed my number one staple (Cumin Rice, Garlic Coriander Rice & Nasi Beriyani). I must have rice at least once a day. However, as I have already said again and again, sometimes its rather daunting on deciding whether it should be back to plain white rice or add a couple of ingredients for a different rice dish (tomato rice, ghee rice, nasi dagang & lemon rice) Moreover, deciding on the type of side dishes (Aloo Gobi, Mutton Parathal, Spicy Crab Parathal, Assam Fish Curry, Cauliflower Fritters & Spicy Fried Chicken Wings) to go with it is equally brain cracking, especially for those like me who cook daily (Cashew Nut Masala Chicken, Curry Leaves Baked Chicken, Prawn Spicy Oyster Sauce, Lamb Kofta Curry, Mango Chutney, Bitter Gourd Potato Curry, Potato Green Peas Curry & Watermelon Mint Salad). Tadadada!! I have already given you aplenty options on what you can team this Ghee Almond Rice. Made effortlessly, as always I need the rice cooker, hopefully you will give a go to this rice dish. Scented with ghee, spices and coriander leaves, and almonds for the crunchy crunch. 

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 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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  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 :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  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 :)

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


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