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Jeera Rice

Jeera-Rice

Another great Indian rice recipe. Very easy to prepare unlike biryani or pulav. Mainly prepared in the North of India as regular rice in everyday meal. This rice gives a very nice aroma of cumin seeds. Generally made using basmati or long grain rice.

Serves – 2 -3

Ingredients-
Basmati Rice- 1 cup
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1 ½ teaspoon
Butter / ghee – 1 tablespoon
Water – 1 ¾ cup
Salt – 1 teaspoon

Procedure –

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice for ½ an hour in water. Now remove the excess water and keep it aside for 1 hour.
  • In a pressure cooker or pressure pan heat the ghee and add the cumin seeds. Let it splutter and now add the basmati rice and sauté well.
  • Add the water and salt and mix well.
  • Once the water starts boiling cover the lid and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the lid and stir gently so that the cumin seeds are mixed well.
  • Serve hot with Indian dal with tadka.

Tips –
You can also use oil instead of ghee or butter.
You can use any type of rice. Basmati will only add its own flavor.