By | 27th January 2018

Jeera Rice Recipe | How to make Jeera Rice

Jeera rice and is one of the easiest and quickest rice recipe prepared in jiffy. Zeera pulao or Jeera rice is often served with dal tadka or any dal recipe or curries of choice. however, it can be consumed by itself without any side dish as it rich in cumin and ghee flavour. this flavourful rice recipe is from north india, but is hugely popular all over the world.

Jeera Rice

Preperation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp jeera / cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • few coriander leaves, for garnishing

Instruction:

  1. soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes and rinse the rice till the water runs clean. drain off the water and keep aside.
  2. in a large non stick pan / kadai add a tbsp of ghee. also add cumin seeds and bay leaf. saute for a minute till they begin to splutter.
  3. now add the soaked basmati rice.
  4. saute on medium flame for a minute. saute it gently so that you do not break rice.
  5. add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. always maintain the proportion of 1:2 (rice : water). close the lid and allow to cook on low flame for 20 minutes.
  6. after 20 minutes, gently fluff the rice with a fork.
  7. garnish with coriander leaves and serve jeera rice hot with dal fry, or dal tadka.

Step by step instruction to prepare Jeera Rice:

1. First of all, soak the basmati rice for 30 minutes and rinse the rice till the water runs clean. drain off the water and keep aside.

2. In a large non stick pan / kadai add a tbsp of ghee. also add cumin seeds and bay leaf. saute for a minute till they begin to splutter.

steamed zeera rice

3. Next, add the soaked basmati rice.

jeera pulao

4. Saute on medium flame for a minute. saute it gently so that you do not break rice.

jeera pulao

5. Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. always maintain the proportion of 1:2 (rice : water) and close the lid and allow to cook on low flame for 20 minutes.

 jeera pulao

6. After 20 minutes, gently fluff the rice with a fork.

jeera rice

7. Finally, garnish with coriander leaves and serve jeera rice hot with dal fry, or dal tadka.

jeera pulao

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