Jeera rice recipe | How to make jeera rice | Hotel style jeera rice | Cumin rice

By Latha on February 6th, 2019

jeera rice recipe

Jeera rice recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. Jeera rice is prepared using ghee, basmati rice, cumin seeds, ginger, bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and salt. Jeera rice is a tasty and simple rcie recipe. This is a hotel style jeera rice recipe.

Jeera rice is a very simple and tasty rice recipe. My son loves it, I generally pack it for his lunch. He likes east jeera rice and ghee rice with tomato sauce. You can prepare vegetable kurma along with this. However I like to eat jeera rice as is..without any accompaniment.

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I have made a video on this jeera rice recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.

Jeera rice recipe

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup basmati rice
  2. 2 tbsp ghee
  3. 2 tsp cumin seeds or jeera
  4. 1 small bay leaf
  5. 1 cardamom
  6. 1/2 finger length cinnamon
  7. 5 - 6 cloves
  8. 1 - 2 green chili chopped
  9. 1/2 tsp finely chopped ginger (optional)
  10. 2 cups water (depends on rice quality)
  11. Salt as per your taste

Ingredients for garnishing:

  1. 5 cashews
  2. 1/4 onion slit lengthwise

Instructions for making jeera rice:

  1. Rinse the rice, soak it in the water and keep it aside. Soaking for about 20 - 30 minutes is enough. soaking rice for jeera rice
  2. Take ghee in a pressure cooker and heat it. Add in cumin seeds.ghee and cumin seeds for jeera rice
  3. Follwed by add in bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves.spices for jeera rice
  4. Also add in chopped green chili and ginger. Please note adding ginger is optional.. Fry them for few seconds.ginger and green chili for jeera rice
  5. Add in drained rice and fry for 2 minutes.rice for jeera rice
  6. Add in water and salt.water and salt for jeera rice
  7. Give a quick stir and bring it to boil.making for jeera rice
  8. Close the lid make 2 whistles under medium the jeera rice
  9. As soon as the pressure subsidies, take a fork and fluff the jeera rice.fluff the jeera rice
  10. Just before serving, You can top it with roasted onion and cashews. Serve it hot with tomato sauce or pickle or kurma or raita.serve jeera rice with tomato sauce and pickle

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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