Main Course, Rice

Simple Ghee Rice


Today’s post – Day 7 for Blogging Marathon is a super simple Ghee Rice, that goes amazingly well with Corn Almond Kurma or Veg Cashew kurma. I served it with the latter for S’s lunchbox and the combo-meal is really a breeze to make if you have the kurma ingredients already ready. For rushed mornings, I usually chop & blanch the vegetables for kurma the previous night and refrigerate them. Its then a matter of putting together the kurma and the ghee rice on separate burners and a delicious lunch combo is ready. Now off to the recipe. This goes to Blogging Marathon under “Lunchbox Specials” as well as to Cooking Challenge – Tamilnadu by Vidhya. Hope you enjoyed Week 1 under Lunchbox Specials. If you have missed any post, do find a quick snap shot here :

Day 1 – Kadhi Pakodi

Day 2 – Carrot Corn Burger

Day 3 – Rava Vangibhath


Day 4 – Urad Dal Vada

Day 5 – Peas Pulav

Day 6 – Pudina Thepla


Prep time : 10 mins

Cooking time : 20 mins

Serves: 2


  • Long grained rice – 1 cup
  • Onions – 1 large
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera / Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Ghee / clarified butter – 2 tsp
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 inch stick
  • Elaichi / Cardamon – 1 or 2 (whole)
  • Green Chillies – 1 or 2 (slit lengthwise)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Hot water – 2 cups (+ little extra)



1) Wash and soak the rice for 10 mins.Drain and reserve

2) Meanwhile in a cooker or deep bottomed pan, melt ghee on medium flame.

3) Add the elaichi, cinnamon and chillies. Fry well. Add the onions and cumin and fry again.

4) Once the onions turn translucent, add the ginger-garlic paste and fry again. Add salt to taste.

5) Add the washed and drained rice and fry for 2 mins till you get a nice aroma. 

6) Check for salt and adjust seasonings.

7) Now add the hot water and cook till rice is done. Voila ! Fragrant ghee rice is ready.

8) Serve with Kurma and raithafor a healthy filling meal. 

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#11




  1. Flavorful yummy rice

  2. Simple but yet a super flavourful ghee rice,inviting.

  3. Lovely rice:)

  4. Priya Sreeram

    simple n delightful ; the utensil sparkles too

  5. chef and her kitchen

    love this simple n delicious rice..yummy

  6. Oh! At first I thought this was like Jeera Rice! 🙂

  7. Wow..Love this one…You have made it perfectly..


  8. Kalyani…pictures are awesome….loved it

  9. The Pumpkin Farm

    nice blissful pot

  10. Hey…..I love the red pot that you've used in the pic.

  11. Suma Gandlur

    The dish looks so lovely.

  12. The rice looks very cute in that bright red pot 🙂

  13. Gayathri Kumar

    Awesome snaps. Rice looks so delicious…

  14. What a perfect bowl of rice!..very beautiful picture Kalyani.

  15. Yummy. Love this one any day.

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