How to make Jeera Rice Recipe - Rice tempered and flavoured with jeera.

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

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Jeera  Rice

Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Jeera Rice Recipe Card

Jeera  Rice

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Jeera Rice

  • 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.

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