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

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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.

Jeera Rice
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4 thoughts on “Jeera Rice”

  1. Made this for a quick lunch this afternoon along with your matar paneer ,it was a Sooper dooper hit. All my friends felt that i had ordered it from a restaurant ,Thanks a lot Mukta ,looking forward for many more restaurant style recipes .

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