Jeera Rice is an extremely simple, easy and yummy Indian rice dish flavoured with cumin seeds. A secret that will give you perfectly cooked fluffy jeera rice every time you make it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
IP Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
to prepare Jeera Rice
- 1 cup Long grain basmati rice
- 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
- 1 inch Cinnamon sticks
- 1 Bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons Ghee or oil
- Salt to taste
- 4-5 drops Lemon juice
- 1 and 3/4 cup cup Water (1 and 1/4 cup water for Instant Pot recipe)
- 1-2 Green cardamom (Optional)
How To Make Jeera Rice Recipe
Clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for 30-45 minutes.
Heat ghee or oil in a pot.
Once the ghee heats up, add cumin seeds, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Fry them few seconds until aromatic.
Strain the rice and add it to the pan. Gently, mix the rice once.
Add 1 and 3/4 cup water, salt and few drops of lemon juice and bring it to a boil.
Cover and simmer on low heat until all the water is absorbed.
Switch off the heat and then allow it to rest for 5-7 minutes.
Fluff it with fork, Jeera rice is ready to serve.
Dish out, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
How To Make Instant Pot Jeera Rice
To begin with, first, clean, wash and soak the rice in enough water for 20 minutes. Now, switch on the IP and press the 'SAUTE' button.
Now, switch on the IP and press the 'SAUTE' button. Once the the pot displays 'Hot' add ghee (or oil).
Then, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon sticks and green cardamom (optional) and allow them to crackle.
Now, add strained basmati rice, gently stir the rice to cook for 30 seconds. Add 1 and 1/4 cup water, salt, lemon juice and give it a gentle stir.
Then, cancel the 'SAUTE' mode, put the lid of the pot and close it with pressure valve in sealing position.
Press 'Manual or Pressure cooker' button and cook the jeera rice on high pressure for 5 minutes.
Now, let the pressure release naturally for 3-4 minutes and then quick release the pressure by turning the pressure valve from the sealing to the venting position. Open the pot and let it rest for a minute.
Fluff the jeera rice with fork, dish out and garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
- Soak the rice at least for 30 minutes before making the recipe
- You can add whole spices of your choice into it
- To make version vegan, swap ghee with oil and proceed
- For spicy touch to the jeera rice, you can add 1-2 slit green chillies along with cumin seeds.
- Cooking time may vary for the larger quantity of rice
Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 71mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg