Jeera Rice
Jeera Rice
5 from 1 vote
Cook: 15 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Jeera rice is a type of Indian rice recipe made with long basmati rice grains that are deliciously flavoured with aromatic cumin seeds. It is a simple recipe and only basic ingredients are required to make it.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories221kcal
Carbs42g
Fat4g
Saturates0.4g
Sugars0.1g
Protein4g
Fibre1g

Ingredients

  • 200 g Rice Basmati
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • handful Coriander
  • 400 ml Water

Instructions

  • Wash the rice until the starch clears and then soak for at least 30 minutes
  • Heat up the oil in a deep pan
  • Add the bay leaf, black cardamom, cinnamon stick and the cumin seeds and sauté for 1-2 minutes {See note 1)
  • Add the drained basmati rice and sauté for about 1 minute alongside the whole spices
  • Add the water and salt. Cook on high heat for 5 minutes until the water is almost evaporated
  • Once the water is almost evaporated add the coriander and mix together.
  • Cover the rice with a tight lid, reduce the heat to low and cook for 6-8 minutes. (See note 2)
  • Serve alongside your favourite Indian curry!

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