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Jeera Rice
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5 from 2 votes

Jeera Rice Restaurant Style

A fluffy mild spice fragrant rice tossed with lots of Jeera Seeds.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Rice Varities
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 287kcal
Author Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 1 teaspoon Cooking Oil
  • 2 no Bay Leaf
  • ½ inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 no Cloves
  • 3 no Green Cardamom
  • 1 no Black Cardamom
  • 1 Strand Mace /Javitri
  • 1 ¾ - 2 Cup Water
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 drops Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped Coriander leaves

For Tempering

  • ¾ tablespoon Jeera Seeds
  • 1 no Green chilli Chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoon Clarified Butter / Oil

Instructions

  • 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 teaspoon of oil , add all whole spices and saute for a minute. Add soaked rice , ½ teaspoon salt , 1 ¾ cups water ( for pressure cooking ) 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 tablespoon of clarified butter /ghee or oil . Add ½ tablespoon of Jeera Seeds and allow it to crackle. Now add in chopped green chillies , saute for a minute.
  • 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.
  • Serve with any rich gravy by side with onion rings and lemon wedges as accompaniments.

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 :)

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal