Neichor (Ghee Rice)

Traditional neichor made easy.

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Neichor (Ghee Rice)

Traditional neichor made easy.

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

By Fehmida Khader

Published On: 02 Jul 2007

Rating: 4
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30 Minutes
Served : 3
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Step 1

Boil 10 cups of water.

Step 2

Wash, drain and soak the rice for 30 mins. Drain it in a colander.

Step 3

Slice an onion finely.

Step 4

Saute it in 1 tsp ghee (in a deep and wide non stick vessel) until translucent.

Step 5

Heat one more tsp of ghee in it.

Step 6

Add the rice.

Step 7

Use a wooden spatula and gently roast the rice until its color changes to light pink and the grains separate. (Handle rice with care)

Step 8

Add a piece of cinnamon to the rice.

Step 9

Pour the boiling water and enough salt.

Step 10

Cover and cook.

Step 11

Meanwhile, slice the 1/2 onion finely, mix it with a pinch of salt and sugar and fry it in ghee.

Step 12

Fry nuts and kismis.

Step 13

Drain the rice when it is 90% cooked.

Step 14

Toss the rice in the colander, so that all water is drained.

Step 15

Heat 1 - 2 tsp ghee in the non stick vessel and twirl it.

Step 16

Spread the cooked rice uniformly (but do not press) and heat on low flame for 2 - 3 mins while gently turning the rice with a wooden spatula.

Step 17

Garnish it with fried onion and nuts.

Step 18

:- A good combination with naadan parippu curry, chicken fry and pappadam.

Step 19

:- Extra Calories can be cut down if garnishing is avoided.

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