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Jeera Rice

4 from 3 votes

Jeera rice is an Indian dish which is mildly spiced and flavourful. It is a popular dish in the restaurant menu and you can pair it with any veg or non veg side dishes. The name jeera is derived as the predominant spice is cumin seeds or jeera here. This is a quick one pot meal for any busy or lazy day.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsDinner, Lunch
Servings 2


  • Basmati Rice - 2 cups
  • Cumin Seeds/Jeera - 11/2 to 2 teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoon
  • Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch
  • cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1


  • Clean and soak the rice for 20 minutes and later drain the water.
  • Now heat a large pan and add ghee.
  • Next add cinnamon stick, cardamom and clove into the ghee. Add jeera and wait foe them to crackle and change the colour into dark brown.
  • Finally add rice into the pan and coat properly with ghee.
  • Add water as required. Normally 2 to 21/2 cup of water is enough for 1 cup of rice. Add salt at this time.
  • Cover it with a lid and wait till the rice cooks and bubble arrive on the top creating holes on the rice.
  • At this time water in the pan should be dried up completely. Serve hot with your favourite side dish.

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Amrita Roy
Amrita Roy

I am Amrita, a medical writer by profession and love to experiment with food. My passion of writing and cooking has motivated me to create an accessible diary (Blog: Motions and Emotions) where I share my thoughts and culinary skills. Generally I share easy and tasty recipes which can be tried by any one starting from novice to experienced, bachelor to married persons.

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