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Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe is a flavorful and easy rice recipe that gets prepared in no time at all. One of the most popular recipes from the Indian subcontinent, you will find this being made in every home.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword cumin rice, jeera rice
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 362kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 2 cup basmati rice soaked in 30 minutes
  • 2 tsp ghee or oil
  • 2 tsp jeera cumin seeds
  • whole spices cinnamon, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom
  • 3-4 no. green chili chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Heat ghee or oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. 
  • When the jeera/cumin seeds turn golden brown, add the garam masala, green chili, salt and give it a stir.
  • Add the rice and mix gently. When the rice turns opaque, add the water. For every 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water. 
  • Bring it to a boil and cook until water dries up. Cook covered on simmer for 10 more minutes. 
  • Switch off the heat, and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Open the lid and fluff with a fork. Serve hot.