Zeera rice | How to make Zeera rice

By Sujata Limbu  |  14th Sep 2015  |  
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About Zeera rice Recipe

This tasty rice dish is very easy to prepare, its unique flavour is loved all across India.

Zeera rice is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Zeera rice in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 15 minutes to cook. The Zeera rice by Sujata Limbu has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Zeera rice at home without any difficulty. Zeera rice is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Zeera rice would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Zeera rice this weekend. Share your Zeera rice cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Sujata Limbu for inputs. In case you have any queries for Zeera rice you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Sujata Limbu. You can also rate the Zeera rice and give feedback.

Zeera rice

Ingredients to make Zeera rice

  • 250 grams basmati rice (long grained)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 2 medium sized onions finely sliced
  • oil to deep fry
  • salt to taste

How to make Zeera rice

  1. Take a pan, heat the oil in it and deep fry the onion slices till they turn a beautiful golden brown colour.
  2. Put these onion slices onto a plate and drain the excess oil with paper towels. Keep aside.
  3. Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes before cooking.
  4. Take a pot and pour in 2 and ½ cups of water. Bring this to a boil.
  5. In the meantime, take a large pan and heat the ghee, fry the cumin seeds in it.
  6. Once the cumin seeds start to crackle, put in the rice. Sauté and cook for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Then pour in the boiling hot water. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Then add the salt according to taste. Cover with a lid and let cook for 10-12 minutes or till the rice is done.
  9. Serve hot with a garnish of fried onions on top.

Reviews for Zeera rice (3)

sukhmani sukhmani5 months ago


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Ishita Haldera year ago

Thanks for sharing.