Jeera rice recipe | restaurant style cummin Rice | quick jeera pulao

 About Jeera Rice

Jeera is the Indian Hindi word for cumin. Jeera rice is rice cooked with cumin butter also called jeera-rice. As Chapati is easy to make, so is Jeera Rice. This recipe is a side dish for Indian people. Cumin is also known as Jeera in Hindi hence the name of this dish is Jeera Rice.


Many spices are used to cook all the dishes in India in which cumin plays a major role. It adds flavor and aroma to the dish. You get iron, copper, and many other nutrients from cumin seeds. Cumin works great in your digestion. Indian food is heavy so some people enjoy serving this rice with heavy items like curry and dal.

This is an aromatic rice dish that is spiced with mild spices and has a distinct taste of cumin. Fragrant rice has long grains of rice along with cumin seeds and green chilies that pair well with your other dishes. Cumin takes this dish to a whole new level.

To prepare this dish, long-grain rice is first Cooked with whole spices. Then cumin seeds and green chilies are roasted in oil and mixed. This method is used in restaurants. If you have made rice at home in the afternoon and you can use the leftover rice by making cumin rice.

After Biryani, Jeera Rice is the most-ordered dish in restaurants. Jeera rice is also eaten with Punjabi curry, dal, curry, and curd raita.

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Jeera Rice






Ingredients For Cooking Rice

1. Basmati rice - 1 cup long grain

 2. Water - 3 cups

 3. Tej Patta – 1

 4. Green Cardamom – 1

 5. Black Cardamom – 1

 6. Cloves - 2

 7. Salt - according to taste

 8. Oil-1 tbsp

Ingredients For Tempering Jeera Rice

 1. Oil - 3 tbsp

 2. Cumin - 1 tbsp

 3. Green Chillies – 2 (finely chopped)

 4. Coriander – finely chopped


Cooking rice

(1) First of all, wash the basmati rice well and soak it in water for at least 1 hour.

(2) Now take a cooker and add 3 cups of water. Now add rice, cinnamon leaves, cardamom, and some cumin seeds. Stir this mixture well and add salt to taste. Cook till 3 whistles of the cooker.

(3) The rice grains should be cooked till they become soft and separate. Now drain the water and keep the cooked rice aside in a pan.

Making jeera rice

(1) Take oil in a small pan and heat it. Then add cumin seeds. Cook on low flame till cumin crackles. Cumin has to be cooked well otherwise you will taste raw cumin in rice.

(2) Now add finely chopped green chilies. Now stir this mix well and be careful not to burn the chilies.

(3) Add this tadka to hot rice and mix well.

(4) Now add some green coriander and serve this cumin rice. Here is your jeera rice.

(5) Serve the jeera rice with your choice of dal, curry, or paneer curry.

Jeera rice


Q. Is Jeera rice good for health?

• Yes, it is also high nutrition.

Q. What is Jeera rice made of?

• Rice and Cumins seed.

Q. Is Jeera rice good for acidity?

• If you have an acidity problem, chew a pinch of raw cumin seeds.

Q. Which rice is good for gastritis?

• white rice.

Q. What are the 3 methods of cooking rice

• steaming, pilaf, and boiling.

Q. What spices make rice taste better?

• cumin, curry, Tej Patta, Green Cardamom, and cayenne pepper.

Q. How much water do I need for 1 cup of rice?

• 1 cup

Jeera rice

I hope you like this recipe and let me know in the comments how you make it at home.

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