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Ghee Rice Recipe - Flavourfull special occasion Rice dish made with nuts,fried onions and ghee! A Gluten Free Vegetarian instant pot & stove top recipe!
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Ghee Rice Recipe -Kerala Neychoru | Instant Pot & Stove Top

Ghee Rice Recipe - Flavourful special occasion Rice dish made with nuts,fried onions and ghee! This is a famous Malabar rice recipe, also called as Neychoru , which can be made in Instant Pot or normal stove top.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Ghee Rice Recipe
Servings 3

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash and Soak the rice for 10-15 minutes
  • Heat 2 tbsp in a pan.Once hot, Add sliced onions and fry till they are golden brown.Alternatively do this in SAUTE more in instant pot.
  • Remove the onions . In the same pan, sauté the nuts till golden.Set aside.

Instant Pot Method*

  • In the instant pot,Choose the SAUTE mode.Add the remaining ghee and heat.
  • Once hot, add the whole spices-cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and bay leaf  and sauté for 1 minutes.
  • To this, add the drained soaked rice(without the water) and saute in ghee for 5 minutes.
  • To this add 1 cups of water* and salt to taste.
  • Choose the PRESSURE COOK option.Place the lid and set the valve at SEALING position.Set the timer to 5 minutes.Open after 10 minutes of natural release.
  • Garnish the rice with onions and cashews and raisins and SERVE

Stove Top Method*

  • Use a heavy bottom pot.Add the remaining ghee and heat.
  • Once hot, add the whole spices-cardamom, cinnamon, star anise and bay leaf and sauté for 1 minutes.
  • To this, add the drained soaked rice(without the water) and saute in ghee for 5 minutes.
  • To this add 2 cups of water* and salt to taste.
  • Bring to boil and lower the heat to medium low.Cover the pot and cook for about 10-12 minutes till the rice is done.
  • Garnish the rice with onions and cashews and raisins and SERVE.

Notes

Instant Pot Method*
I would suggest you breakdown the instant pot method to fry the nuts and onions on stove top and do the cooking of the rice in instant pot.In my opinion that's just faster and easier.
That said you can do the whole thing in instant pot in the saute mode too.
*Water
Don't let the flavours from the pan(in which you fried onions and nuts) go waste.Put the 1 cup of water in the pan, deglaze and use for making rice.
*Stove Top Method
You can use a heavy bottom vessel to do the whole cooking- including the frying and making the rice.