Jeera Rice Recipe

How To Make Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera rice is one of the most commonly ordered flavored rice dish in an Indian restaurant. It is prepared with basmati rice, jeera, and other spices; you can serve this jeera rice with non-veg and vegetable side dishes. Jeera rice is not a complicated recipe, it is best for afternoon lunch.

Ingredients Required:

Basmati rice – 225g (1cup)
Cumin seeds – 1 tablespoons
Onion – 1
Green chilies – 5
Coriander leaves – 2 bunches(finely chopped)
Mint leaves – 2 bunches(fresh leaves and finely chopped)
Salt to taste
Cashew nuts – 1 tablespoon
Ghee – 2 tablespoons
Ginger – Garlic paste – ½ teaspoon

Preparation method:

Cut the onion into slices and cut the green chilies into small pieces.
Now wash the basmati rice thoroughly and drain the water from the basmati rice.
Then soak the basmati rice in 2 cups of water for half an hour, so that the basmati rice grains extends and cooks fast.
Now switch on the stove and heat a pan.
Then add 2 tablespoons of ghee to the pan and heat it.
Then add a tablespoon of cumin seeds and fry them.
Now add ½ tablespoon of ginger – garlic paste to the cumin seeds and mix it well.
Fry it till the raw smell goes from the ginger- garlic paste.
Now add sliced onions and mix it well.
Then add chopped green chilies and mix it well.
Cover and cook the ingredients on low flame for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes open the lid and mix the onions once.
Once again cover the pan and cook it for another 5 more minutes.
Then 2 tablespoons of cashew nuts and mix it well.
Then add chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves into the mixture and mix it well.
Cover and cook the mixture for 2 minutes.
Then mix it once and add salt as per taste and stir it.
Then add soaked basmati rice along with water.
Mix it well and then close the lid and cook it.
Cook it on high flame for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes mix it carefully and check the taste whether the salt is sufficient or not.
Then cover the lid and cook it on a medium flame for 3 more minutes.
After 3minutes open the lid and if you find the moisture in the rice then cook it for another 7 more minutes on low flame.
After 7 minutes, mix it once and then switch off the stove.
Then transfer the jeera to a serving plate.

Tasty and delicious Jeera Rice is ready to serve now
Garnish with deep fried sliced onions

Serving Suggestion:

Serve this Jeera rice hot with chicken butter masala or chicken tikka masala or even with dal makhani.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving size: 1.0(1 cup)

Total fat – 6g
Sodium – 200mg
Total carbs – 24g
Protein – 2g
Iron – 4%

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