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Healthy ghee rice | How to make ghee rice | Nei choru

by SG Chef
Healthy ghee rice
Ghee rice made with olive oil

The recipe is called “Healthy ghee rice”, which provides a general idea and some specifics about the dish. However, the recipe does not actually use ghee; instead, I am substituting it with my favorite, olive oil, resulting in a fragrant dish called “ghee rice”. I used brown basmati rice for this recipe.

By using olive oil instead of ghee, you’ll be making your ghee rice much healthier. Olive oil is a good source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, which can help lower your risk of heart disease. It also contains antioxidants that can protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Overall, healthy ghee rice using olive oil is a delicious and nutritious dish that you can enjoy guilt-free. Give it a try and see how easy it is to make your favorite Indian dish healthier!

Initially, when I served this dish to my children, they were put off by the brown rice. However, after trying it, they asked for seconds. This recipe has the ability to change one’s perception of brown rice. The ingredients used in this recipe offer a satisfying and guilt-free eating experience when consumed frequently.

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Healthy ghee rice

Healthy ghee rice | How to make ghee rice | Nei choru

Course Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine Indian, Kerala, Tamilnadu


  • Pressure cooker


  • Daawat brown basmati rice-1 1/2 cups
  • Sliced onion-2 big
  • Ginger garlic paste-2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves-1 handful
  • Mint leaves-1 handful
  • Cardamom- 4
  • Bayleaf- 2
  • Cinnamon- 4 inch
  • Cloves-6
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • water- 2 1/4 cups
  • Salt


  • Wash the basmati rice and soak for 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Then, add bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves.
  • After it has fried enough, add onion and fry till it turns into a slight golden colour.
  • Now, add ginger garlic paste, wait for some time till the raw smell goes away.
  • Add mint leaves, coriander leaves and saute well.
  • Now add the drained rice and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add water and salt. Now close the cooker with the lid and put on the whistle.
  • Switch off the stove after you get 2 whistles.


  • Daawat basmati rice works well in this recipe. If you want to use any other brand’s basmati rice, refer to the manufacturer cooking instruction on the pack.
  • Chicken curry can be the perfect accompaniment. For vegetarian preferers, Kadai vegetable, Kadai paneer, paneer butter masala, Chettinad veg curry can go along with this recipe.
Keyword ghee rice, healthy ghee rice, nei choru, ney choru, olive oil ghee rice, traditional recipe

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