Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe is a flavorful rice dish made with cumin seeds, ghee, and basmati rice. It is usually served with a choice of dal recipes, preferably dal tadka, but it can be served with any gravy-based curry.

Rice recipes play an important role in most regional Indian cuisines. It can range from simple steamed rice to a spicy biryani recipe that can be served with or without a side dish. Jeera rice, made with long grain rice and cumin seeds, is one such simple and popular recipe.

Even though the jeera rice recipe isn’t rocket science, I’d like to offer some tips and suggestions. First and foremost, the recipe appears to be very appealing and appetising when made with long grain basmati rice. However, it is not required and can be prepared with sona masuri or any short grain edible rice. Second, if using a pressure cooker, use a generous amount of cooking oil or olive oil while preparing. The addition of oil ensures that the rice cooks evenly and does not become sticky and mushy. Finally, the rice can be served with any north Indian curry or gravy, but my favourite is the kadai paneer and dal fry recipe. Serve with palak paneer or creamy-based gravies such as paneer butter masala or shahi paneer.

AuthorManita

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Using Cooked Basmati Rice (1)
 ½ cup Basmati Rice
 1 tsp Oil
 ½ tsp Salt
 1 tsp Ghee
 1 tsp Cumin / Jeera
 2 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)
 Water (to soak & boil)
Using Pressure Cooker (2)
 1 tsp Ghee
 1 tsp Cumin / Jeera
 ½ cup Basmati Rice
 1 cup Water
 ¼ tsp Salt
 2 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)

Using cooked basmati rice:
1

Heat 1 tsp ghee in a large utensil and splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.

2

Now, gently fold in the cooked basmati rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

3

Finally, toss in 2 tbsp coriander leaves and serve with jeera rice and dal.

Using pressure cooker
4

To begin, heat 1 tsp ghee in a saucepan and sputter 1 tsp cumin seeds.

5

Sauté for a minute after adding 1/2 cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes).

6

Mix in 1 cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

7

Cook for 2 whistles under pressure.

8

Finally, toss in 2 tbsp coriander leaves and serve with jeera rice and dal.

Ingredients

Using Cooked Basmati Rice (1)
 ½ cup Basmati Rice
 1 tsp Oil
 ½ tsp Salt
 1 tsp Ghee
 1 tsp Cumin / Jeera
 2 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)
 Water (to soak & boil)
Using Pressure Cooker (2)
 1 tsp Ghee
 1 tsp Cumin / Jeera
 ½ cup Basmati Rice
 1 cup Water
 ¼ tsp Salt
 2 tbsp Coriander (finely chopped)

Directions

Using cooked basmati rice:
1

Heat 1 tsp ghee in a large utensil and splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.

2

Now, gently fold in the cooked basmati rice and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

3

Finally, toss in 2 tbsp coriander leaves and serve with jeera rice and dal.

Using pressure cooker
4

To begin, heat 1 tsp ghee in a saucepan and sputter 1 tsp cumin seeds.

5

Sauté for a minute after adding 1/2 cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes).

6

Mix in 1 cup of water and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

7

Cook for 2 whistles under pressure.

8

Finally, toss in 2 tbsp coriander leaves and serve with jeera rice and dal.

Jeera Rice Recipe

Tips

  • To begin, use high-quality basmati rice to obtain extra-long rice grains.
  • Adding ghee / oil while cooking rice will also make it less sticky.
  • To make jeera rice more flavorful, add onions and other spices.
  • Finally, jeera rice tastes best when made with fresh homemade ghee.

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