Jeera Rice Recipe - Zeera Rice Recipe

Jeera rice or jeera pulaoa, prepared some whole spices and cumin seed's flavor, can be prepared very instantly and easily. You can serve it with dal, sabzi or any curry or serve along with pickle, they taste delicious in any way.

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Ingredients for Jeera Pulao

  •  Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Ghee or oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Green coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Lemon - 1
  • Whole spices - 1 brown cardamom , 4 cloves, 7 to 8 peppercorns and 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • Salt - 1 tsp (to taste) 

How to Make Jeera Rice

Clean the rice thoroughly and wash them. Soak in water for half an hour. After half an hour, remove the excess water. 

Take some ghee in a vessel and heat sufficiently. When ghee is hot, add cumin seeds and saute for a while (make sure you don't burn the cumin seeds). Now add whole spices including cinnamon stick, black pepper, clove and green cardamom. Saute for a  while and add the soaked rice to it. 

Mix the rice well and saute for 2 minutes while stirring constantly. Now add 2 cups of water, some salt and lemon juice to the rice (with adding lemon juice the color and flavor of rice enhances). Mix all the ingredients really well. Cook the rice on low flame for 5 minutes and check later. Open the lid and check the rice. Stir the rice nicely. 

Cover again and cook for 5 more minutes. Open again to check. Rice is still not cooked sufficiently, as water can still be seen. Cover the rice again and cook for 3 to 4 more minutes. Check the rice now. There is no water left in the rice and they have puffed up nicely and turned soft. Rice are now ready, turn off the flame. 

Cover the rice and let them rest for 10 to 15 minutes in the same vessel. Open the lid after 10 minutes, jeera rice are ready. Garnish with some green coriander and serve. 


  • If you cook rice on high flame, then water evaporates and rice are not cooked nicely. So cook rice on low flame only. 
  • For 3 to 4 members
  • Time - 25 minutes

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