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Jeera rice is an easy and flavoured rice recipe made with cumin seeds, ghee and basmati rice. An aromatic rice dish lightly spiced with garam masala and the earthy flavours of cumin. And typically served with choice of dal recipes, preferably dal tadka recipe, but can be served with any gravy based curries.

Jeera, in Hindi means cumins. Jeera rice plays a major role in most of the regional Indian cuisine. However, it is mostly popular in north India. It is one of the most popular rice dish in restaurants. It is very easy to make at home unlike the biriyani dishes. Many people prefer to have jeera rice instead of plain basmati rice since it goes well along with dals or curry dishes.

The main ingredient in this recipe is Jeera. However, we could also add other spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves and star anise do make the dish more flavourful. The tempering with cumin and fragrant whole spices and sprinkling some coriander leaves on the dish takes the simple rice dish a level up.

So, you just try the recipe at your home and share your experience with me. I am sharing the recipe below.

Jeera Rice

Recipe by Pinky ShonaCourse: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

3

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes

Jeera rice is an easy and flavoured rice recipe made with cumin seeds, ghee and basmati rice. An aromatic rice dish lightly spiced with garam masala and the earthy flavours of cumin.

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice- 1 cup

  • Ghee or oil- 3 tbsp

  • Coriander leaves few

  • Cumin seeds- 1 tbsp

  • Whole spices- cloves, bay leaf, black pepper, cinnamon, star anise

  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Clean and thoroughly wash the rice. Soak them in water for half an hour.
  • Strain out the excess water from rice and keep aside.
  • Heat a vessel on the medium flame, add water and salt into them. When water starts boil, add the rice then cover it and cook on medium heat till rice is 70 percent cooked.
  • Strain the excess water and spread rice evenly onto a plate.
  • Heat ghee in a nonstick kadhai. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, star anise, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves into it a nd saute it till fragrant.
  • Now add the cooked rice and sprinkle some coriander leaves and salt little bit. Mix it properly and cook it for 4 – 5 minutes more.
  • Now switch off the flame. Jeera rice is ready to serve.

If you liked this recipe, you could try other rice recipes like Kanika – a sweet rice or Veg fried rice.

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