Monday, 21 January 2013

Jeera Rice

I have heard of Jeera rice from friends and have also found it in hotel menu cards. But haven't yet tried cooking this or tasting this. When I saw the recipe in rakskitchen, thought of trying it. This is a very nice lunchbox idea...


Basmati rice - 1 cup
Shah jeera - 1 tblsp
Ghee - 2 tblsp
Salt As needed
Water - 1 & 1/2 cup
coriander leaves (optional) - few


  • Soak rice for 1/2 hour. Crush the jeera lightly.
  • In a small pressure cooker/pressure pan, heat ghee and add the shah jeera, take care not to burn and fry for few seconds. 
  • Add the rice drained and fry for two minutes. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water and bring to boil, add salt and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.

Easy and simple to make Jeera Rice is ready!!!
Serve this with papad, dal and Raitha...

Linking this to tried-and-tastedraks-kitchen and delightsofcooking


  1. Even I love such bland pulao's and rices. This goes yumm with a hot and spicy curry. I would love adding some shredded paneer to it..

    1. Wow.. adding paneer is a good idea. Would try this the next time.

  2. Looks like Briyani :-)


  3. Jeera rice looks delicious.

  4. very aromatic and flavorful rice!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen
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