Jeera Rice Recipe - Jeera Pulao - Cumin Rice

Jeera Rice Recipe
Jeera Rice is one of the easy and popular rice recipe flavoured with jeera / cumin .Jeera rice also called Jeera Pulao is a very simple rice preparation which can be done in a jiffy pairs up well with many sidedishes.I served it along with a simple north indian style dal and mushroom do pyaza. I have endless love towards north indian cuisine and by now regular readers must have noticed that.

I usually make jeera rice / jeera pulao the pressure cooker method but this time I tried it from VegRecipes and it came out soo good that I loved the aroma while the rice got cooked.

Sidedishes for Jeera Rice :
Dal Makhani
Mushroom Do Pyaza
Paneer Butter Masala
Dal Fry
Kadai Mushroom , Kadai Paneer etc

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Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 4 and 1/2 cups
Bay Leaf - 1
Green cardamom - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
Cloves - 2
Star Anise - Just a petal
Coriander Leaves - for garnish
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp
Jeera - 1.5 tsp
Green Chilli - 1 small finely chopped


  1. Rinse basmati rice well and soak for 10-15mins,Set aside.Now get ready with the spices.In a pan heat water and let it to boil.How to make jeera rice - Step1
  2. Once it starts to boil add the rice,required salt and spices and let it cook.How to make jeera rice - Step2
  3. Cook till its soft and tender with each grains seprated.Drain the rice, fluff it up and set aside.Heat oil + ghee in a tadka pan and add the ingredients listed under 'to temper'.Let jeera crackle then add green chillies.
    How to make jeera rice - Step3
  4. Add the tempering to cooked rice, Mix well.Then add chopped coriander leaves and give a quick mix.
    How to make jeera rice - Step3
Serve hot with your choice of side dish or gravy.
Easy Jeera Pulao

My Notes:

Jeera Rice Recipe