How to make Jeera Rice? Cumin Flavoured Basmati Rice

Simple Jeera Rice

Learn to transform simple plain rice into flavourful side dish by adding cumin – Jeera in the preparation. One of the simplest rice dishes Jeera rice are popular Indian food and are usually paired with variety of curries, chutneys and pickles.

Ingredients and Method
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 tbsp Oil
1 cup Basmati Rice (or any other variety)
2 cups of water

Method: Wash and drain the rice. Depending on the variety you may or may not need to soak them. Basmati rice usually doesn’t require any pre soaking. Heat oil in a pot and add cumin seeds. Let seeds sizzle for 30 secs and then add rice. Mix well. Add water and cook covered until water evaporates. Serve with curry of your choice.


Like Rice, also try our other rice recipes like veg pilaf, meethe chawal, Idlis etc

One thought on “How to make Jeera Rice? Cumin Flavoured Basmati Rice

  1. Kamala, I have been making your rcipees for my husband and he has been crazy about them thank you so much. The great thing is it does not take too much time we love them all including the drumstick sambra it is almost like tasting udupi sambar. Kausalya.

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