Jeera Rice/ Cumin Rice

Jeera riceIngredients

  • Basmati rice – 3 cups
  • Cinnamon stick – 1  1/2 inch
  • Whole pepper – 15 nos
  • Bay leaves – 3
  • Cardamom – 3
  • Cloves – 8-10
  • Cumin –  3 tspn
  • Ghee – 3 tblspn
  • Water – 4 1/2 cups
  • Salt as required

Method

  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 20 mins and drain
  • Take a heay bottomed vessel, preferrably non-stick biriyani pot.
  • Add ghee. Next add the whole spices, cinnamon,cardamom,cloves,bay leaves and whole pepper corns. Next add cumin seeds.
  • Cumin gives out a nice aroma when cooked in ghee. Next add the drained basmati rice and mix for two minutes.
  • Add the measured quantity of hot water with enough salt. Cover and cook for 10 – 15 mins on a medium low flame until it is done.(Here, I took 1  1/2 cup water for 1 cup rice. Some other varieties may require half cup more water, add accordingly)
  • Fluff it with a fork and transfer it to a thermo container to stay hot or serve immediately. We had it with chicken curry and raita.

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Thank you.

Recipe courtesy: vazhayila

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