This is a tasty rice dish from Sri Lanka.Rice is cooked after fried with Ghee,so that rice has a milkish taste.
2 cups long grain rice, wash and drain
2 medium onions, sliced finely
1-2 sprigs of curry leaves
4 whole cloves
6 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon stick
Salt to taste
Ghee to fry (butter is an option if you cannot find ghee,but Ghee is more tasty)
Wash rice & keep it to drain water.
Then heat a saucepan with ghee and fry the onion until soft and golden.
Drain it & keep aside.
Fry Cashew nuts & keep it too. Same way fry plums & curry leaves too.
Add ghee to a pan & fry spices & then add rice. Fry it under medium heat.
Then add water & bring the rice boil under low heat.(if you use a rice cooker,transfer rice to the cooker & add normal amount of water which we use for rice cooker,I normally use 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice)
After rice is done,garnish it with fried Cashew & onion.
Serve with curry.
Ghee rice is ready....
If you like,you can add some turmeric to the rice.But I prefer it in white colour.