Jeera Rice | How to make Jeera Rice

By Sanchita Agrawal Mittal  |  22nd Apr 2018  |  
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Jeera Rice

Ingredients to make Jeera Rice

  • 1/2 cup good quality long grain Basmati rice
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • For tadka or tempering for jeera rice:
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cashew nuts
  • 1 Green chilli finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped

How to make Jeera Rice

  1. Wash the rice under running cold water and soak in enough water for at least 20 minutes.
  2. After 20 minutes, boil the rice in a pan with 3 cups of water, salt and whole spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf) and boil.
  3. Once boiled, let it simmer for 15 minutes uncovered on medium-low heat.
  4. When the rice grain is cooked, turn off the flame and drain the excess water using a strainer.
  5. Spread the rice on a large plate and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat, add cumin seeds and sauté till cumin seeds are light brown and you will get the aroma out of it.
  7. Add cashew nuts and roast, keep stirring constantly till cashews are light brown in colour
  8. Add green chilli, cooked rice and chopped cilantro.
  9. Stir very gently till everything is mixed and all flavours have incorporated well.
  10. Switch of the flame, do the plating and serve hot with any gravy.

Reviews for Jeera Rice (1)

Milli Garg2 years ago

Quick and easy to make.
Sanchita Agrawal Mittal
2 years ago
Sanchris Mpsj
a year ago
o awesome