Jeera rice

Jeera rice recipe
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Diet : Vegan, Vegetarian
Total time : 25 mins
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Jeera rice recipe

Summary Not available
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: 10-30 min, Indian Home Style, North India, Rice
Person: 3
Calories: 380kcal


  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 2 ghee
  • 1 chilies
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 leaf
  • 4 cardamoms
  • 2 piece
  • 4 cloves


  • Preparation Wash rice a few times until water runs clear
  • Then soak it in lot of water for at least 30 mins
  • Drain it completely
  • How to make jeera rice Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker or a pot
  • Saute bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms and mace until they begin to sizzle
  • Fry jeera on a low flame until a nice aroma comes out
  • Add green chilli
  • Transfer drained rice to the pot or cooker and fry for 2 to 3 mins
  • Do not stir vigorously as the rice grains will break
  • This frying step helps to bring out the aroma of the rice
  • Pour water and add salt
  • Stir well and taste the water
  • It must be slightly salty
  • Bring water to a boil on a high flame
  • Making Jeera rice in pot – Cover and cook on a low to medium heat until water is absorbed & rice is done
  • Once done, turn off the heat and let the rice rest in the pot for 15 mins
  • This helps the grains to expand and become fluffy
  • Making Jeera rice in pressure cooker – Cover the pressure cooker with a lid
  • Cook on a high heat for 1 whistle
  • For al dente rice, I release the pressure carefully after 2 mins with the help of a wooden spatula
  • When the pressure releases completely, open the lid and fluff up jeera rice with a fork
  • Serve with any curry
  • Instant pot Jeera rice Press saute button and pour ghee to the inner pot of instant pot
  • Add all the spices & saute for 1 min until they turn fragrant
  • Add the drained rice and chilli
  • Saute for 2 mins stirring occasionally
  • Do not stir a lot, rice grains will break
  • Pour 1¾ cups plus 2 tbsps water and add salt
  • Stir and taste the water
  • If needed add more salt
  • Secure the lid & position the steam release handle to sealing
  • Press the pressure cook button, set to high pressure
  • Set the timer for 5 mins
  • When done the instant pot beeps, press cancel
  • Allow the pressure to release naturally for at least 5 mins
  • Manually release the rest of the pressure with the help of a wooden spoon
  • For aldente rice, release the pressure immediately
  • Fluff up the Jeera rice with a fork & add some coriander leaves


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Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

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