Sometimes you want something comforting and at the same time, the one that requires less effort right?! Today’s recipe is such a one pot meal. When I am in total lazy mode, I go onto make some simple one pot rice recipes. Golden Onion Rice is a fragrant rice recipe with some of my favorite whole spices and golden fried onions on top. I wanted something light to go with my Dal Makhani and this seemed apt. I absolutely love it when each grain of rice stands out distinctly and is pure white in color 🙂
Basmati rice cooked to perfection with whole spices and onions fried in ghee, does this rice recipe get fragrant or what?! While this cannot be had on its own unlike the other one pot meal recipes, it goes really well with any spicy Indian curry. If you are as big as a lover of onions as I am, this sure would be the recipe for you to try. For a richer version, golden fried cashews can be added. Now onto this super simple recipe.
To make Golden Onion Rice
What I used –
- Basmati Rice, 1 cup
- Onions Sliced, 1 cup
- Ghee/Clarified Butter, 1 tablespoon + 2 tsp
- Dried Bay Leaf, 1
- Cinnamon, 2” piece
- Green Cardamom, 2
- Cloves, 2
- Salt, as required
- Water, 2 cups
How I made –
1. In a bowl, wash and soak the basmati rice in 2 cups of water for atleast 15-20 mins while preparing the onions.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee/clarified butter. Add sliced onions and fry on medium flame until they are golden brown in color. Add a pinch of salt, mix well and remove from heat. Remove the onions onto a plate and set aside.
3. In the same pan, add the 2tsp of ghee. Add the whole spices – cloves, cardamom, dried bay leaf and cinnamon. Fry for 10-20 secs. Add the water used to soak the rice. Add required salt, mix well. As the water comes to boil, add the rice. Mix well.
4. Keep the pan covered with a lid and cook on low flame for 8-10 mins until all the water is gone and rice seems cooked. Remove from heat and don’t disturb the rice for another 10mins.
5. Sprinkle fried onions on top and serve hot with Dal Makhani/any spicy curry.
- For a spicier version, add slit green chillies.
- Additionally, fried cashews can be added as well.
- I usually use 2 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice while cooking in open pot method. Adjust as per your measurements.
- Using ghee/clarified butter gives a good fragrance to the rice. Oil can be substituted as well.
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I am taking this recipe to Fiesta Friday #113 at Angie's. The co-hosts for the party this week are Sonal @ simplyvegetarian777 and Laurie @ ten.times.tea. This is a great way to meet new friends and find new recipes every Friday! Do check it out 🙂 I am excited to check out Sonal's blog and I am a big fan of Laurie's blog already - her pictures never cease to amaze me! 🙂
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Wow thanks much dear! I had no idea. I had been planning on checking the details but couldnt get a chance. I am honored, really to be nominated 🙂
Freda @ Aromatic essence
looks lovely , with the caramelized onions 🙂
Thanks much dear 🙂
The Girl Next Door
I love this recipe. It sounds like a jazzed-up version of jeera rice. I am so going to try this out! 🙂
It is like a jazzed up version of jeera rice 😀 Do tell me how you liked it!
Looks awesome CH 🙂
Thanks Trupti 🙂
Lynz Real Cooking
I adore these spices and basmati rice! Looks lovely CH!
Thanks Lynn 🙂
Lynz Real Cooking
This looks really good !!! Yay! and so simple. I am excited to make this too....
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Thank you so much for the nomination, Lynne 🙂 I am honored, really! Will take it up soon 🙂
Fabulously done dear! Looking at your picture, I want to grab a spoon and dig in without dal makhani...just like that.. The rice grains are perfectly done and that fried onion is like jewels on the top!! It's an art to achieve that texture of rice! Thanks for sharing at FF! ❤️❤️
Awww your comment really made my day, Sonal 🙂
Cooking For The Time Challenged
I love this! Simple and good!
Thanks much Carol 🙂
Anjana @ At The Corner Of Happy & Harried
Love ghee rice!!
Thanks Anjana 🙂 Welcome to my space!
I love the name of this recipe. The onions definitely look perfectly golden and crisp. Delicious!
Thanks Rose 🙂
Lovely recipe! I love the idea of adding crispy onions over the rice!
Thanks Antonia 🙂
looks delicious ....
Thanks dear 🙂
Lovely! So simple and yet so flavoured
Yes Lina 🙂