Jeera rice is an easy recipe to prepare in simple steps. Anyone can prepare these jeera rice in a very less time. Just add butter, fry all the spices, Add rice and water, simply cook for 2 whistles and serve with any gravy. We can make jeera rice in many ways. I have pressure cooked for a delicious taste.

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The jeera rice with step by step procedure and video. The first step is to soak the rice for at least 20 minutes. The second step is heat a pressure pan add butter, jeera and all other dry spices, onions and slit green chillies fry them. The third step is to Bring the water to boil in the same pressure cooker add rice mix well. The fourth step is to close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles and serve hot jeera rice with butter chicken.

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The main ingredients are jeera, ghee/butter and rice. And the two special ingredients are a spoon of ginger and garlic paste and onion slices. These ingredients give rich and delicious taste to jeera rice.

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To cook jeera rice the two easy ways are the first is to pressure cook and the second is to temper the cumin seeds into the cooked rice or leftover rice. I am sharing the first one. Pressure cooking is the best way for a flavourful jeera pulao recipe.

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Jeera rice video:

Recipe card for jeera rice:

jeera rice recipe | cumin rice | jeera pulao | zeera
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Soaking time:
20 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

The flavourful and aromatic jeera rice is mixed with cumin seeds, cashew nuts, dry spices, onions and ginger and garlic paste for a rich taste. Pressure cook all the ingredients and hot the delicious jeera rice with any gravy. Specially serve with butter chicken. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cumin rice, jeera pulao, jeera rice, jeera rice recipe, zeera
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Ingredients for jeera rice:
  • rice – 4 cups
  • butter/ghee – 1 spoon
  • oil – 2 1/2 spoon
  • onions – 2
  • slit green chillies – 2
  • ginger and garlic paste – 1 spoon
  • water – 6 cups
  • salt – as required(2 spoons)
Dry spices:
  • Jeera(cumin seeds) – 3 spoons
  • shah jeera – 1/2 spoon
  • cashew nuts(kaju) – 12
  • bay leaves(tej patta) – 3
  • cinnamon(dalchini) – 1
  • cardamom(elachi) – 1
  • star anise(chakr phool) – 1
  • cloves(laung) – 7
Instructions
Procedure for jeera rice:
Soak and drain the rice:
  1. Wash the rice thoroughly and soak for 20 minutes.

  2. Drain the rice and set aside.

Fry all the spices:
  1. Heat a pressure cooker over a medium flame add a spoon of butter(ghee) and oil.

  2. Add all the dry spices jeera, shah jeera, cloves, cashew nuts, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaves.

  3. Let the jeera splutter and cashew nuts turn the golden colour.

  4. Add onion slices and slit green chillies mix well, fry for a minute.

  5. Add a spoon of ginger and garlic paste. It gives excellent taste. This is optional.

  6. Fry till the raw smell disappears.

  7. If necessary add 1 1/2 spoons of oil. By adding oil the rice will not stick to the pressure cooker. 

  8. Pour 6 cups of water. Bring water to a quick boil over a medium flame.

  9. Taste and adjust the salt ( approximately 2 spoons)

  10. Add the soaked and drained rice to the pan stir well.

Pressure cooking:
  1. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles. 

  2. carefully open the lid slowly mix.

  3. Take the jeera rice into the serving bowl

  4. Serve hot jeera rice with curd, raita or with any veg gravies or non-veg gravies.

Recipe Notes

If you don't like to pressure cook. Cook on the medium flame for 5 minutes and put it dum for 5 minutes.

Step by step procedure for jeera rice:

Soak and drain the rice:

Wash the rice thoroughly and soak 4 cups for 20 minutes. Drain the rice and set aside.

Fry all the spices:

Heat a pressure cooker over a medium flame add a spoon of butter(ghee).

Add a spoon of oil.

Add all the dry spices jeera, shah jeera, cloves, cashew nuts, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaves.

Let the jeera splutter and cashew nuts turn the golden colour.

Add onion slices and slit green chillies.

Mix well and fry for a minute.

Add a spoon of ginger and garlic paste. It gives excellent taste. This is optional.

Fry till the raw smell disappears.

Add 1 1/2  spoons of oil. By adding oil the rice will not stick while pressure cooking.

Mix well all of them.

 

Pour 6 cups of water.

Add required salt (or approximately 2 spoons). Taste and adjust the salt it should be slightly salty.

Bring water to a quick boil over a medium flame.

Add the soaked and drained rice to the pan.

Immediately mix well.

Pressure cooking:

Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

Carefully open the lid.

Slowly mix. The jeera rice is ready.

Take the jeera rice into the serving bowl.

Serve hot jeera rice with curd, raita or with any veg gravies or non-veg gravies.

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