Feb 6, 2012

Jeera Rice/ Cumin Rice

Jeera Rice also known as Jeera Pulao or Cumin Rice is a dish you can prepare easily with minimum efforts. You need to go to a restaurant to have it any more. You can prepare this at home. Jeera or cumin seed is both a spice as well as traditional medicine used to treat fever, headache or skin diseases. Its contain vitamin A & C, iron and calcium. Here we cook simple and easy to cook Jeera rice with fewer ingredients which are easily available in every kitchen.

2 cup pure basmati rice
4 cup water
2 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tbsp. clarifying butter (Desi Ghee)
1/2 tsp. salt (to taste)

Wash and soak rice in water for 20-30 minutes. Heat the ghee in deep and thick vessel on medium flame. Add cumin seeds when they start crackle, add 4 cup of water (1:2 ratio between rice and water). Now add rice (without water) in boiling water and cook it on low flame after covering with a lid. Once a Jeera Rice is ready garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with curry or dals.

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