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Jeera Rice

Rice tempered and flavoured with jeera.

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Preparation Time : 31-40 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Jeera  Rice

Main Ingredients

Basmati rice, Cumin seeds





Level Of Cooking


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  • Basmati rice
    1 1/2 cups
  • Cumin seeds
    2 teaspoons
  • Ghee
    1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Bay leaf
  • Black cardamom
  • 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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