Ghee Rice

Ingredients :

2 c. Basmati rice 
4 cloves
3 1/2 c. water (hot ) 

4 pods cardamom
1 big onion cut lengthwise 

1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 c. ghee (melted butter) 

1/2 tsp. ginger powder
1/2 inch cinnamon stick 

1 tsp. salt

Method :

Wash and soak the rice in warm water for 1 hour. 
In a 2 1/2 quart saucepan, heat the ghee. 
Add cinnamon, cardamommom, cloves and onions. 
Fry till onions become slightly brown. 
Add garlic and ginger powder, rice and 3 1/2 cups of hot water. 
When the water comes to full boil, add the salt, lower the heat and cover. 
Stir it once after 10 minutes. 
Then cover it and cook for another 15 minutes. 
Remove from heat when the water is gone and rice is soft. 
Serve rice with any kurma (a type of vegetable or meat curry. )

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