Neychoru/ Ghee Rice – Pressure Cooker Method

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” 

I leave the introduction for today as is… A quote that gives me a lot of hope, InShaAllah… 🙂


Off to today’s recipe, I have already posted previously the normal way of making neychoru/ ghee rice. Now with the advent of pressure cooker and the increased use of it, everything including biriyani is being made in it. I have to admit that I am one big user of pressure cookers. Once I am home, most of the time, both my flames will be loaded with two different cookers whistling to glory. That is how much I use them and I love them – saves a lot of time and effort, doesn’t it? So when my umma started making neychoru in pressure cooker, I had to learn it from her. When you have unexpected guests coming in, this rice can be made in no time. Let’s see how it is done…




Neychoru/ Ghee Rice - Pressure Cooker Method

Course Rice
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups Basmati rice washed and drained
  • 2 tbsp ghee increase more if you like!
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 3-4 peppercorns
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 4 cups hot water
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat ghee in a large pressure cooker.
  • Saute the whole spices till a nice aroma comes.
  • Then add the ginger paste and saute till the raw smell is gone.
  • Add the onions and saute till soft.
  • Now pour the water in and allow to boil. Then add the drained rice and adjust salt.
  • Close the lid and cook on high flame for one whistle.
  • Immediately switch off and allow pressure to go on its own.
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Instant ghee rice is ready!!!

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  1. This is a breeze and I make it very much the same way 🙂

    1. yes, i know rekha… thanks a lot… 🙂

  2. good texture rafee..but njan cooker-l undakkumbol eppozhum kuzhanju pokum…i use medium flame..may be that s t time i will try in high flame..

    1. athu kondaayirikkanam, valya thee aakiyal vegam whistle adikkum, adicha udane offaakka… do try, it should workk dear…

  3. Wow! adipoli. Nice post dear.

    1. thank u so much lisha…

  4. Perfect ghee rice. thanks for visiting my blog.

    1. thank u so much eliza…

  5. 1 whistle only?? Wow. Here i use rice cooker each time, as I can dump it all after frying ;_0

    1. Yes, just one whistle… i've never made rice in a rice cooker, i should start soon, hopefully… 🙂 thanks a lot dear…

  6. Wow super in whistle all get done.lovely rafee

    1. thank u so much ramya…

  7. Plain rice. Simple food but always enjoyable.

    1. thank u so much humi…

  8. simple and perfect nei choru…

    1. thank u so much chechi…

  9. simple and easy to make…

    1. thank u so much razina…

  10. rice have cooked so perfectly, soft and fluffy..simple yet comfort meal..lovely!

    1. thank u so much sangeetha…

  11. Simple yet great! I too dump everything into the rice cooker and remain relaxed whenever I make ghee rice.

    1. thank u so much priya…

  12. A fast and simple method………Thanks for sharing….:)

    1. thank u so much remya… 🙂

  13. Rafeeda, did you use Basmati rice for this preparation or regular long grain rice?

    1. oh i missed that! i've updated the post, shibi, thanks for pointing out… it is basmati…

  14. Never tried onions in simple ghee rice! I always thought they'll go mushyyyy… 🙁 Will do it today for dinner…

    1. we always use onions… thanks a lot shruti… 🙂

  15. oh mine ithinnodoppam korachu chicken curryyum kootiya…yum…rafee this is wonderful..

    1. hehe… thanks a lot, divya…

  16. delicious kids fav one pot meal, lovely presentation!!!

    1. thank u so much sangeetha…

  17. Ooo njan ney choronnum veruthe kazhikila eniku ittiri koyinde charengilum venam 🙂 Pressure cooker method kollam ketto.I have moved to rice cooker somehow now.

    1. koyinte chaarinekaalum parippa ethinu rasam… 🙂 thanks a lot meena…

  18. Rice dish?? Ahhh, I love loads of rice and I am also loving this simple ghee rice. I shall definitely try but somehow I prefer rice cooker. Add everything and press the one button.

    1. thank u so much nava…

  19. so so yum and easy this looks! 🙂 nice recipe

    1. Thank u so much sangee… 🙂

  20. super yummy and delicious rice 🙂

    1. Thank u so much manju… 🙂

  21. Wonderful picture! I've never made rice in a pressure cooker, this looks perfect.

    1. Thank u so much ambreen…

    1. thank u so much sailaja…

  22. This looks like an excellent way to cook this pure basmati rice.

    1. Thank you so much Rakhi…

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