jeera rice recipe | how to make jeera rice | jeera pulao

jeera rice recipe | how to make jeera rice | jeera pulao | jeera rice 2 ways with detailed photo and video recipe. an easy and flavoured rice recipe made with cumin seeds, ghee and basmati rice. it is typically served with choice of dal recipes, preferably dal tadka recipe, but can be served with any gravy based curries.
how to make jeera ricejeera rice recipe | how to make jeera rice | jeera pulao | jeera rice 2 ways with step by step photo and video recipe. rice recipes play a major role in most of the regional indian cuisine. it can range from simple steamed rice to spice-rich biryani recipe which can be served with and without any side dish. one such simple and favourite recipe is jeera rice recipe made with long grain rice and cumin seeds.

in this recipe post, i have showcased 2 ways of making jeera rice recipe, but as i mentioned it can be done in numerous ways. out of 2 options highlighted in this recipe post, my personal favourite is the pressure cooker jeer rice. basically, it is less hassle and quick to prepare. moreover, it requires very little ghee to prepare it. in other words, it follows the typical steaming approach to cook the rice. having said that, the second option is thrifty and economical. you can use leftover rice to make this and it can be done in few minutes. in addition, this recipe can also be extended by adding finely chopped veggies like onion, beans and green peas to make it an ideal pulao recipe.
jeera rice recipe

the jeera rice recipe is not rocket science and yet i would like to share some tips and suggestions to it. firstly, the recipe looks very appealing and appetite if made with long grain basmati rice. but not mandatory and can also be cooked with sona masuri or any short grain edible rice. secondly, if you are opting for a pressure cooker method, add a generous amount of cooking oil or olive oil while preparing. adding oil ensures the rice cooks perfectly and does not turn sticky and mushy. lastly, the rice can be served with any north indian curries and gravies but my personal choice is kadai paneer and dal fry recipe. you can also serve with palak paneer or creamy based gravies like paneer butter masala or shahi paneer.

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how to make jeera rice
jeera rice recipe | how to make jeera rice | jeera pulao
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

easy jeera rice recipe | how to make jeera rice | jeera pulao

Course: rice
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
using cooked basmati rice (way 1):
  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • water to soak & boil
using pressure cooker (way 2):
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
Instructions
using cooked basmati rice:
  1. now in a large heat 1 tsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  2. now add in cooked basmati rice, ¼ tsp salt and mix gently.

  3. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander leaves and enjoy jeera rice with dal.
using pressure cooker:
  1. firstly, in a cooker heat 1 tsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.
  2. now add ½ cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes) and saute for a minute.
  3. add 1 cup of water, ¼ tsp salt and mix well.
  4. cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

  5. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander leaves and enjoy jeera rice with dal.

how to make jeera pulao with step by step photo:

using cooked basmati rice:

  1. firstly, soak ½ cup basmati rice for 20 minutes.
    jeera rice recipe
  2. now in a large vessel boil 4 cups of water.
    jeera rice recipe
  3. once the water comes to a boil, add in soaked rice along with 1 tsp oil and ½ tsp salt.
    jeera rice recipe
  4. mix well and boil for 8 minutes.
    jeera rice recipe
  5. boil until rice gets cooked completely.
    jeera rice recipe
  6. drain off the water from basmati rice.
    jeera rice recipe
  7. and pour 1 cup of cold water to prevent from further cooking. keep aside for 15 minutes.
    jeera rice recipe
  8. now in a large heat 1 tsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.
    how to make jeera rice
  9. now add in cooked basmati rice. make sure the water is drained off completely.
    how to make jeera rice
  10. also add ¼ tsp salt and mix gently.
    how to make jeera rice
  11. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander leaves and enjoy jeera rice with dal.
    how to make jeera rice

using pressure cooker:

  1. firstly, in a cooker heat 1 tsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp cumin seeds.
    how to make jeera rice
  2. now add ½ cup basmati rice (soaked 20 minutes) and saute for a minute.
    jeera pulao
  3. add 1 cup of water, ¼ tsp salt and mix well.
    jeera pulao
  4. cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
    jeera pulao
  5. once the pressure settles down, open the cooker and mix gently.
    jeera pulao
  6. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander leaves and enjoy jeera rice with dal.
    jeera rice recipe

notes:

  • firstly, use good quality basmati rice to get extra long grains of rice.
  • also, adding ghee / oil while cooking rice will make rice non sticky.
  • additionally, add onions and other spices to make jeera rice more flavourful.
  • finally, jeera rice recipe tastes great when prepared with fresh homemade ghee.
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