Jeera Rice is a easy ,simple and common dish which is popular throughout India. Long grain basmati rice is used to prepare Jeera Rice . Rice is cooked along with whole spices and later tempered with cumin seeds and green chillies . Jeera Rice can be paired up with any kind of spicy gravy and also simple Dal Fry with onion rings and lemon wedges as accompaniments.

Jeera Rice

Keys for Perfection : Most important thing to note while making Jeera rice is , rice grains should be cooked perfectly with separate grains. But at the same time , make sure its not dry , cooking rice perfectly is must. Also good amount of ghee for tempering cumin seeds and wait till jeera seeds crackles but don’t burn jeera seeds . Add chopped green chillies to jeera seeds , give quick stir and then add cooked rice into jeera seeds seasoned pan. Never pour tempering over the rice.

I had made Chicken Tikka Masala to serve with Jeera Rice . You can serve with Dal Fry , Paneer Butter Masala , Rajma Masala , Shahi Paneer , Dry Peas Masala , Makhani Dal or Chana Masala. Also it tastes yum with Kolhapuri Egg Masala

Jeera Rice

RECIPE CARD FOR JEERA RICE

Jeera Rice Restaurant Style
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Soaking Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

A fluffy mild spice fragrant rice tossed with lots of Jeera Seeds.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Rice Varities
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 287 kcal
Author: Muktha
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 1 Tsp Cooking Oil
  • 2 no Bay Leaf
  • 1/2 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 no Cloves
  • 3 no Green Cardamom
  • 1 no Black Cardamom
  • 1 Strand Mace /Javitri
  • 1 3/4 - 2 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 drops Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Coriander leaves
For Tempering
  • 3/4 Tbsp Jeera Seeds
  • 1 no Green chilli Chopped
  • 1.5 Tbsp Clarified Butter / Oil
Instructions
  1. Wash and rinse basmati rice for 2 -3 times.

  2. Once the water runs clear , soak in water for minimum 30 minutes.

  3. In a Pressure cooker or open pot , heat 1 tsp of oil , add all whole spices and saute for a minute. Add soaked rice , 1/2 tsp salt , 1 3/4 cups water ( for pressure cooking ) and 2 drops of lime juice.

  4. Pressure cook on high heat for 2 whistle . Turn off the heat and allow pressure to settle on its own. If cooking on a open pot( add 2 cups of water) , close lid and cook till rice is fully done.

  5. Open the Pressure cooker / lid , discard the whole spices , with a fork gently fluff the rice. Make sure not to break the rice grains.

  6. In a pan, heat 1.5 Tbsp of clarified butter /ghee or oil . Add 1/2 Tbsp of Jeera Seeds and allow it to crackle. Now add in chopped green chillies , saute for a minute.

  7. Add Cooked rice , mix well on high heat. Turn off the flame, add in chopped coriander leaves , mix and serve hot . Also you add 4-5 torn mint leaves , it adds to taste.

  8. Serve with any rich gravy by side with onion rings and lemon wedges as accompaniments.

Recipe Notes
  1. Wash and rinse rice grains 2-3 times so that ,starch washes off and water looks clear. 
  2. Rice can be cooked either in Pressure cooker ,Open Pan , Electric Cooker .
  3. Adding drops of lemon juice , makes the rice grain look white 🙂

Step by Step Directions for making of Jeera Rice

 Wash and rinse basmati rice for 2 -3 times.

Once the water runs clear , soak in water for minimum 30 minutes.

In a Pressure cooker or open pot , heat 1 tsp of oil , add all whole spices and saute for a minute. Add soaked rice , mix well. 

Now add  1 3/4 cups water ( for pressure cooking ) ,1/2 tsp salt , and 2 drops of lime juice.

Pressure cook on high heat for 2 whistle . Turn off the heat and allow pressure to settle on its own. If cooking on a open pot( add 2 cups of water) , close lid  and cook till rice is fully done.

Open the Pressure cooker / lid , discard the whole spices .

With a fork gently fluff the rice. Make sure not to break the rice grains.

In a pan, heat 1.5 Tbsp of clarified butter /ghee or oil . Add 1/2 -3/4 Tbsp of Jeera Seeds , allow it to crackle.

Now add in chopped green chillies , saute for a minute. Add Cooked rice .

Mix well  gently ,on high heat , taking care not to break the rice grains.

Turn off  the flame, add in chopped coriander leaves , mix and serve hot . Also you can add 4-5  torn mint leaves , it adds to taste.

Serve with any rich gravy by side with onion rings and lemon wedges as accompaniments.

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