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Recipe for Jeera Rice
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
- Basmati rice- 1 cup
- Ghee- 1 tbsp
- Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
- Cinnamon stick- 1″ long
- Cloves- 2 nos.
- Crushed pepper- 3/4 tsp
- Salt- 1 tsp
- Fresh peas- Handful optional
Soak basmati rice for 15 to minutes.
Heat a cooking pan adding ghee, cumin seeds, cinnamon followed by cloves. Saute for a while till the cumin seeds sizzle. Then add crushed pepper.
Continue sauteing and then add 1.5 cup of water and salt. Bring this to boil.
Next rinse the soaked rice and drain the water completely. Add this rice to boiling water. Stir once and let it cook in simmer.
Next add fresh peas and close the lid till rice gets cooked soft and fluffy. When done the water would have absorbed completely. Turn off the stove.
Fluffy jeera rice is ready to serve with spicy dhal. Serve hot.
Soaking basmati rice helps to cook the rice fluffy and the grains turn soft too.
You can skip adding green peas or you can even add finely chopped carrot.
I have cooked jeera rice on stove top, you can use pressure cooker also.
While pressure cooking use same amount of water i.e. 1:1.5 provided you soak the rice prior to cooking.