Monday, August 3, 2015

Jeera Rice - Jeera Pulao - How to make Jeera Rice

Jeera rice or Jeera Pulao is a very simple and flavorful rice that can be prepared in a few minutes with very few ingredients. You don't need to have any vegetables in hand for preparing this aromatic rice. It is the simplest of all flavored rice and goes well with most of the north indian gravies or dals that we usually prepare for roti/chapati. Raitas will not go good with this rice. Here comes the recipe for Jeera Rice!


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups  
Salt as per taste

For the seasoning

Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Bay leaf - 1
Clove - 2
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp

Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 20-30 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker heat ghee and add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon and clove. Saute for a       minute. Now add the soaked and drained rice and fry for 2-3 minutes. 

Then add 2 cups of water and required salt. Close the lid and cook for 1 whistle in high flame and simmer for 2 minutes. Once the pressure subsides completely, open the lid and fluff it up with a fork gently taking care not to break the grains. Enjoy hot with any gravy or dal of your choice.

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