Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe

My dinner tonight calls for a easy yet flavorful Jeera rice recipe that will be paired up with dal tadka – a simple and yum combo. Jeera rice is a versatile recipe that goes along with any Indian curry whether be mutter paneer, Paneer tikka masala, kofta curry, rajma curry and many more. A popular recipe that is a must -have and every Indian restaurant serves jeera rice as a complimentary dish along with other dishes. 

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RECIPE DETAIL – Pretty straightforward recipe which requires minimal ingredients to prepare and adds flavor to any dull meal. To begin with, wash Indian basmati rice under cold water. Heat oil or ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds until they start to sputter. Add water, rice and cook. Cumin seeds will leave a nice aroma and the end result would be flavorful and yummy rice. I like to (“dum”) steam cook my rice. When rice is half way done and minimal water is left, I cover the pan by placing a cloth in between rice and the pan cover. This way the steam is trapped and rice gets cooked in that steam.

There are too ways to prepare jeera rice – the first method is shown below. Other way would be to cook starch free basmati rice and later add a tempering of ghee and cumin seeds on top. 

While you are here try other rice delicacies – Paneer tikka pulao, Matar pulao, Chana Dal pulao.

Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe
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Cumin flavored Indian Basmati rice - a perfect accompaniment to Indian dal and curry.
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Jeera Rice Recipe
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Rating: 5
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Cumin flavored Indian Basmati rice - a perfect accompaniment to Indian dal and curry.
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
Servings Prep Time
4 PEOPLE 5 MINUTES
Cook Time
15 MINUTES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 6-7 pieces of Cloves (Laung)
  • 1.5 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 cups of Water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil/Ghee
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METHOD
  1. Assemble all the ingredients..
  2. And spices..
  3. Clean and wash rice thoroughly under cold water to remove all the dirt and grit. Set it aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan.
  5. Add cumin seeds.
  6. As the cumin seeds start to sputter..
  7. Pour in water..
  8. Add salt and cloves.
  9. Bring it to a boil.
  10. Add washed rice..
  11. Mix it well.
  12. Bring it to a boil.
  13. Boil till half of the water has evaporated and rice is clearly visible.
  14. Cover the pan and lower the heat. I like to "dum" steam cook my rice so I apply a cloth in between rice and the pan cover.
  15. Allow it to steam cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame. Take it off the flame and let it sit covered and undisturbed for 5-6 minutes.
  16. Fluffy jeera rice is ready. Enjoy it with your favorite dal or curry.
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