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.
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.