jeera rice

Jeera rice recipe

Preparation time for jeera rice-25 minutes

Ingredients for jeera rice

  • Basmati rice (long grain)-1 glass
  • Water -1 and 3/4 glass (1.75 glass)
  • Cumin seeds-1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick-2 inch
  • Black cardamom-1
  • Dry red chilli-2
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Chopped coriander leaves-1/3 cup
  • Ghee/cooking oil-2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Turn on the flame, heat a pan.
  • Add ghee/oil in the pan and let it heat.
  • Add cinnamon stick, cardamom, dry red chilli and bay leaves, fry it for few seconds.
  • Add cumin seeds, fry it for 10-15 seconds on medium flame.
  • Add washed rice,¬†water (1 and 3/4 glass) and 1/2 tsp of salt, stir it.
  • Cover the pan and cook it on high flame till it starts boiling.
  • Once the rice starts boiling, reduce the flame to medium flame and cook it for another 7-8 minutes (partially cover the pan).
  • Reduce the flame to low, stir it and cover half of the pan and cook it for 2-3 minutes more.
  • Turn off the flame, cover the pan and leave the rice covered for 8-10 minutes.
  • Delicious jeera rice is ready to serve with dal tadka, dal fry or any curry.

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