Fried Onion Rice Recipe

  • 3 tblsp Oil (preferably Ghee)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds(rai)
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 2 medium red onions sliced lengthwise
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tbsp salt(according to taste)
  • 3/4 tsp of Garam Masala
  • Garnish of some fried golden brown red onions
  • 1 tsp of red chili flakes
  • 3 cups of basmati rice
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of butter
How to make Fried Onion Rice :
  1. Heat oil or ghee in a pan.
  2. Pop cumin seeds and mustard seeds in that until it gets a little toasty.
  3. Add the bay leaves. Now add the red onions and saute those for a 2 minutes until it becomes transluscent or even upto browned stage(optional).
  4. Add salt, garam masala, red chili flakes and lime juice. Let cook for another minute.
  5. Now add the prewashed rice and toast it a little bit for couple seconds and add the water.
  6. Now add 1 tbsp of butter. Bring it to a high boil and then simmer the gas and cover the pan with a lid and let cook for 5-7 minutes.
  7. Once rice is cooked and water is all soaked in let it sit for couple minutes for it to continue cooking in its steam for a bit.
  8. That strengthens the flavor. Just garnish it with fried red onions before serving it on a platter.
  9. Its optional to fish out the bay leaves or leave it there for presentation.