aka Ghee Rice..You may be doubtful whether the Ghee rice made in a pressure cooker is going to be tasty or not.It’s perfect I must say.Just see for once and you will only prepare this way.
1 cup *Kaima Rice/Basmati Rice (the one you see here is Basmati)
2 tbsp ghee
1 pice of cinnamon (1 inch)
pinch of fennel seeds
handful of sliced onion
1.5 cup water
Wash and strain rice in a colander.Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and roast the cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and fennel seeds.Throw the sliced onion and fry till light brown.Now add the rice and mix well.Roast it for 2 minutes or till water evaporates and rice is soft.Add water and salt.Close the cooker with the lid.Cook till one whistle.Switch off the stove and just leave it there till the pressure goes out completely.Open and mix well with a spoon.Serve hot with chicken/meat/vegetable curries,pappadams,raita and pickle.
*Kaima Rice or Jeerakasala rice is a short grained rice we use to make Ghee Rice and Biriyani in Kerala.It’s having a special flavour which is missing in any other rice.
Note:You can use it as a base for an easy Biriyani.Prepare a masala with meat or vegetable and layer in an oven proof dish and bake.I will post one of that soon.