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Jeera Rice

Jeera rice is one of the simple and easy to make rice dish. Makes a nice combination with rajma masala or egg curry.
  Basmati rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Jeera 1 Teaspoon
  Ghee/Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Salt To Taste

1. Soak rice in water for about 1/2 hour.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the bay leaves.
3. Add 4 cups of water, cumin seeds and salt to taste. Bring it to a boil.
4. Add rice by draining water. Bring it to a boil.
5. Lower the heat. Cover and cook till all the water evaporates. (Stirring occasionally)
6. Serve hot with any curry.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Christmas, Holi, Wedding
Holiday, Everyday, Kids, Healthy
Vegan, Vegetarian, Pregnancy
Preparation Time: 
2 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
17 Minutes
Cumin Rice

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 709 Calories from Fat 37

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.7%

Saturated Fat 1.9 g9.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.7 mg2.2%

Sodium 207.5 mg8.6%

Total Carbohydrates 150 g49.9%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.7%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 14 g27.4%

Vitamin A 1.9% Vitamin C 1.1%

Calcium 8.4% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


vandana's picture
hi sarita, your jeera rice looks gr8. Incidentally have posted a jeera rice recipe too. I love the taste and flavor of this simple and easy to make rice dish.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks a lot Vandana. I love it too :)
deepaspgowda's picture
hi, my name is deepa.iam staying in london with my husband and two kids.we r basically from b'lore.i love to make new friends .i to love cooking.i'll try recipes by doing.i saw ur recipesin was really delicious.i want to learn from u.can u pls mail me this recipe.will u be my new friend.pls mail me back bye deepa
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Hi Deepa, I'll surely be your friend...not only me you will find so many foodie friends and a lot of great recipes. I'll surely mail you if you send me your email ID.
deepaspgowda's picture
hi,sarita thx for giving id is u tell how to search the recipes in bye
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
With any Indian curry it makes a great taste. By the way this is wonderful Jeera rice recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Thanks Ganesh.
ramyanagarajan's picture
hi saritha i'm a big fan of urs n snigdha's recipes... hey can u pl tell me... can we add shajeera instead of jeera...
Jeera Rice Recipe, Cumin Rice