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Jeera Rice Recipe - How To Make Jeera Rice - Cumin Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice or Cumin Rice is one of my easy and quick rice dish made with pressure cooker when an unexpected guest drop in or when I want spice up a rather dull meal. Cumin or Jeera rice pairs well with both veg and non veg curries, making it an all time favorite dish.

Cumin or jeera has some medical benefits; it improves digestion and that is the reason you are advised to drink jeeraka vellam (jeera water) when you have indigestion.  If you google health benefits of Jeera, you will be surprised what this little seed can do to your health, so try to include jeera in your daily food especially in dal.  Talking about dal; jeera rice and dal is a perfect combination.

I am showing how to make this jeera rice in my pressure cooker and pressure cooking does speed up the cooking process. There is no need to soak the rice and you just have to wash and clean the rice and keep it on a strainer and once the rest of the ingredients are ready, simply add the rice and follow the instructions and in just about 20 mins...easy jeera rice will be ready. Perfect for a quick lunch box meal for office or for a school lunch box.

Jeera rice video recipe.

Basmati Rice: 2 cups
Water: 3 3/4 cups
Jeera: 1 tbsp
Cinammon: 1 stick
Mace: A small strand
Green cardamon: 3, lightly crushed
Black cardamon: 1, lightly crushed
Chopped coriander leaves: 1/2 cup
Oil: 2 tbsp ghee/oil
Salt: 1 tsp or as needed

Wash and rinse basmati rice and keep it on a strainer.
Heat 3 3/4 cups of water.
Heat a pressure cooker with ghee. Once its heated and add in the jeera and allow it to splutter and then add in the rest of the spices. Once the spices release their flavours add in the strained basmati rice and mix well and allow the rice to lightly roast.
Pour in the boiling hot water, add in salt. Once it starts to boil, cover the cooker with its lid. Once steam comes simmer the flame for exactly 7 minutes and then switch off the flame. Open the cooker only after 10 mins.
After 10 mins open the cooker and lightly mix the rice without breaking it, add in the chopped coriander leaves and mix again.
Serve hot with Butter Chicken Masala or easy and quick no onion Butter Chicken Recipe.

NOTE: Check video for more tips.


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