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Jeera Rice or Cumin Rice as the name suggests is Rice flavoured with Cumin as the main spice
and other whole spices.This is a very humble Rice dish that can be prepared quite quickly and
unlike Fried Rice or Biriyani,it doesnt have any veggies in it and so there is no time lost cutting vegetables 🙂 and this is an ideal dish if you have guests coming over and you have short time
notice 🙂 .This dish goes well wit any curries or kurma or even stew!!
Cumin is a spice which aids in digestion.So you can imagine the health benifits of eating jeera
rice once in a while.And for those people who have problem with ginger or garlic,this is an
ideal dish,since it neither contains ginger or garlic.
I usually make this dish when I am too lazy to chop vegetables 😉 .Here goes the recipe.Try it out
Basmati Rice – 2 cups.
Cumin/Jeera – 3tsp.
Cinnamon/Patta – 3 1 inch pieces.
Cardamom – 4.
Bay Leaf – 1
Cloves – 4.
Mace threads – 3.
Ghee – 2 1/2 tbsp(I used Oil).
Water – 4 cups.
Salt to taste.
1.Wash the rice well and keep aside.
2.Heat Oil/Ghee in a pressure Cooker.
2.Add the cumin and all the whole spices said above.
3.Once the ghee/oil starts giving the spiced aroma,add the washed Rice and saute for about 2
4.Now add water and salt.
5.Close the Lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
6.When pressure releases,fluff the rice with a fork and serve with curry/kurma.