How to make Jeera Rice - Rice cooked along with cumin seeds and whole spices tempered in ghee – aromatic and flavourful.

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Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Cumin Seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

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Jeera  Rice

Its versatility is unsung. There is not a dish that doesn’t taste great with a side of jeera rice. Cumin seeds and select whole spices sautéed in ghee add plenty of flavour to plain rice when cooked together. With a final garnish of fresh coriander leaves a plate of jeera rice served piping hot is the ideal form of comfort food. Have it with dal, sabzi, curry or just some yogurt and pickle – a jeera rice will always come through in satisfying your taste buds.

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Jeera Rice Recipe

  • Basmati Rice 1 1/2 cups

  • Cumin Seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Ghee 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Black cardamom 1

  • Cinnamon 2 two inch to cook

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Wash rice thoroughly and soak in water for half an hour. Drain.

Step 2

Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon.When cumin seeds crackle, add the rice. Add salt to taste.

Step 3

Stir till ghee coats every grain of rice and it looks glossy. Add three cups of water. Bring to a boil. Stir once. Reduce heat to minimum and cover the pan with a lid. Leave a little gap, otherwise water will boil over.

Step 4

Rice will be done when holes appear on the surface and water has been completely absorbed. Fork the rice out onto a serving dish. This will separate each grain. Serve hot with any curry.