Ghee Rice | Nei Choru

Ghee rice or Nei Choru is one of the tastiest rice dishes one can prepare using rice. We use jeera samba rice to make ghee rice. Jeera samba rice is small grain rice compared to basmati rice. It has distinct taste and aroma. This rice is so aromatic, Your whole gets filled with its aroma. Ghee rice is also called as nei choru. It is prepared in every Muslim home. Some people even add fried onions and fried nuts at the end. But I don’t do it. I like to keep it simple.

We have ghee rice every Friday. So our Friday menu and Sunday menu is always fixed. Ghee rice on Friday and biryani on Sunday.

Ghee rice goes well with any chicken, mutton or even veg curry. My favourite veg combo would be ghee rice, dal, papad, pickle, salad. I just love it. Well, If I have to go for non-veg then, ghee rice, dal and chicken tikka or fry.

When I prepare ghee rice, I like to add ginger garlic paste as well and sometimes only ginger paste. But my mom does not add it. To prepare good ghee rice, use good quality rice and ghee. Add a generous amount of ghee. If you don’t have jeera rice then you can also use basmati rice.

You don’t need to soak this rice in the water you can directly use. If you are using basmati rice then soak it for 30 mins.

 

 

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Ghee Rice | Nei Choru
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • Jeera samba rice 2½ cups
  • Hot water 5 cups
  • Onion 1 large thinly sliced
  • Cardamom 6
  • Cloves 8
  • Cinnamon 1 stick
  • Star anise 1
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee ½ cup
Instructions
  1. Wash the rice three to four times and keep it aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pot. When the ghee is hot enough add the whole spices and sliced onion. Fry until they turn soft.
  3. Now, Add the rice and fry on a low flame for 8 to 10mins until the rice is crisp. Do not let it brown.
  4. Add the boiling hot water and salt to taste.
  5. Cook on high flame until almost all the water dries. lower the flame and cook covered for 5 mins.
  6. Switch off the flame. Do not open the lid for the next 15 mins.
  7. Open the lid and fluff the rice.
  8. Serve hot.

 

 

Stepwise Pictures For Ghee Rice or Nei Choru:

Heat ghee in a pot. When the ghee is hot enough add the whole spices and sliced onion. Fry until they turn soft.

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Now, Add the rice and fry for 8 to 10mins until the rice is crisp. Do not let it brown.

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Add the boiling hot water and salt to taste.

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Cook on high flame until almost all the water dries. lower the flame and cook covered for 5 mins.

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Switch off the flame. Do not open the lid for the next 15 mins. Open the lid and fluff the rice.

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Serve hot.

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