Jeera Rice / Cumin Rice / Jeera Pulao Recipe

Jeera / Cumin Rice Recipe by GoSpicy.net Jeera / Cumin Rice Recipe by GoSpicy.net

I make flavourful Jeera Rice for a change when I get bored with regular white rice. It goes well with dal or any spicy curry like potato curry or kurma, mushroom gravy, creamy paneer gravies etc.. It can be done with either regular white rice or basmati rice. Check out the alternative method(see notes) if you are using regular cooking rice.

Adding lot of spices will diminish the flavour of cumin. So i am adding only a bay leaf. This rice can be done even if you are in a hurry. Here's how i make jeera rice/ cumin rice.

Jeera / Cumin Rice

Cuisine: Indian | Category: Lunch | Serves: 2

Prep Time: 30 min | Cook Time: 15 min

INGREDIENTS
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Basmati rice  -  1 cup
Jeera / Cumin seeds  -  2 tsp
Green Chilli  -  1 (slitted)
Bay leaf  -  1 no
Ghee  -  1 tbsp
Salt  -  to taste
INSTRUCTIONS
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1Wash rice 2 to 3 times and soak in water for minimum 30 min to 1 hour. After that drain all water from rice and keep it aside. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf and green chilli.

Jeera / Cumin Rice cooking steps by GoSpicy.net

2When it splutters add cumin seeds. Allow it to crackle completely. Now add the rice. Saute it for few seconds.

Jeera / Cumin Rice cooking steps by GoSpicy.net

3Add 1 1/2 cups of water and enough salt. Allow this to boil. Cook it for 1 whistle in medium flame and keep it low for another five minutes. You can also cook it for two whistles.

Jeera / Cumin Rice cooking steps by GoSpicy.net
NOTES

If you want you can add some onions along with bay leaf and green chilli.

If possible add hot water to cook rice. It helps rice to cook quickly.

Alternative Method:
Cook rice separately with enough salt and water. Now heat a pan with a tbs of ghee. After ghee is heated, add cumin seeds, let it splutters. Then add the cooked rice and give it a stir. That's it. Dish is ready to serve.

Aromatic jeera rice is ready to eat. Have it with dal or any spicy or creamy gravy. Enjoy!

Jeera / Cumin Rice Recipe by GoSpicy.net

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