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Jeera Rice- a delicious rice preparation

vandana's picture
This is a quick and easy jeera rice recipe that is sure to be an instant hit as your main dish. Combine it with dishes of your choice and have an elaborate spread for your party.
  Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Jeera seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ghee 1 Tablespoon

Soak basmati rice for approximately half an hour. Wash and drain. Take a pan and add the ghee to it. Put in the jeera ( cumin seeds ). Let it splutter. Now add the rice and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the water and cover and cook till done. Serve with chicken curry or spicy vegetable gravy and raita.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
This jeera rice is a rice dish that I like to make for my parties. A very quick and easy dish to make . The rice simply tastes superb with the aroma of fresh cumin cooked in ghee. Combined with a raita, gravy and poppadums, you can enjoy a complete meal.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 412 Calories from Fat 75

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.2%

Saturated Fat 4.8 g24%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 20.1 mg6.7%

Sodium 202.6 mg8.4%

Total Carbohydrates 75 g25%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g5.9%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 7 g14.1%

Vitamin A 0.6% Vitamin C 0.32%

Calcium 4.9% Iron 13.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Snigdha's picture
I also add some fried onions and sauteed green chillies; And use butter instead of ghee :)
vandana's picture
That sounds nice snigdha. Will try the additions next time I make jeera rice.
priteesagarrane's picture
I cook the rice and then do tempering with jeera in ghee. Also, do add some corainder to it. It tastes great.
shoaib akhtar's picture
Its so easy, I will try it instantly
Krishnaswamy's picture
I love jeera rice very much. I prepare with Jeera fried in Ghee and souted with onion and bell pepper-Red Yellow and greeen and mix the pre cooked rice and add salt to taste. -It is great
Jeera Rice- A Delicious Rice Preparation Recipe