Jeera Rice

Have it with dal, sabzi, curry or just some yogurt and pickle – jeera rice will always come through in satisfying your taste buds. Cumin seeds and select whole spices sautéed in ghee add plenty of flavour to plain rice when cooked together. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Jeera Rice

Main Ingredients Cumin seeds, Basmati rice
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Jeera Rice

  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1½ cups Basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped


  1. Heat 4 - 5 cups water in a deep non-stick pan. Add salt and rice, mix, cover and cook on medium heat till rice is half cooked. Strain the excess water and spread rice evenly on a plate.
  2. Heat ghee in another non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add cooked rice and sprinkle coriander leaves and toss. Add salt and sprinkle some water, toss, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Serve hot garnished with a coriander spring.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1193
Carbohydrates 232.2
Protein 23.6
Fat 18.8
Other Fiber Iron- 10.2mg