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Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao Recipe

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Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao Recipe – Jeera rice or Zeera rice is an Indian and Pakistani dish consisting of rice and cumin seeds. It is a popular dish in North India and Pakistan as an everyday rice dish.

Jeera pulao is easy to prepare, unlike biryani. “Zeera” is the Hindi word for cumin seeds, often pronounced Jeera. Use this recipe to make fluffy, perfectly cooked rice which is full of flavour, but super simple to make.

How to make homemade Jeera Rice or Zeera Rice?

We are talking about the perfect jeera rice, that is steamed and takes about 10 minutes to make. Yes, only 10 minutes! And I’m going to show you how to make jeera rice just like this.

Jeera rice only needs a few simple ingredients. Ghee or Butter, salt and the ubiquitous jeera (or cumin seeds).

The perfect rice to water ratio for jeera rice is 1:2. Which means for every cup of rice, you need two cups of water.

The rice is steamed in the liquid in a pan which is covered so that the steam does not escape. This rice to water ratio ensures that the rice is cooked just right – where every grain is fluffy and separate from each other.

Jeera Rice Recipe or Zeera Rice – Simple & comforting rice recipe that you can have every day

Jeera rice is ready

Jeera rice or jeera pulao is your quick fix rice recipe. It gets made in a matter of minutes and is really no fuss. Jeera rice goes well with most Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian curries and dishes.

Do also read – Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds or Jeera

This recipe is different from Masala rice recipe that uses other whole spices. Jeera rice or jeera pulao uses just jeera or cumin seeds and marries it with the goodness of basmati rice. The end results are simply divine. Making jeera rice is so simple that even bachelors can make it with ease. Since this recipe uses a pressure cooker, it is really snappy to make as well.

Enjoy this flavourful rice preparation with curries or just lentils. Just the way you like it.

Recommended combinations with Jeera Rice: East Indian Bottle Masala CholeEast Indian Bottle Masala Chicken Curry, Sum Ka Mutton Recipe, Dahi Tamater ka GoshtKadhi Pakora

Tip: Soak the rice for half an hour or so prior to cooking. If you have not soaked the rice prior. Give three pressure whistles instead of one otherwise. You can use oil instead of ghee, but ghee fluffs up the rice and gives it an amazing aroma. If upon removing the lid, there is still liquid in the cooker, let it remain on fire till the water dries up.

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Indications for making Jeera Rice

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking/ Assembling time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Gizmos: Pressure Cooker
  • Servings: 2 People
Jeera Rice or Zeera Rice is Ready
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Jeera Rice Recipe | Zeera Rice or Easy Jeera Pulao Recipe

Jeera rice or jeera pulao is your quick fix rice recipe. Zeera Rice gets made in a matter of minutes and is really no fuss. Jeera rice goes well with most Indian vegetarian or non-vegetarian curries and dishes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword Jeera, Jeera Pulao, Jeera Rice, Zeera, Zeera Pulao, Zeera Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 200kcal
Author Sumit Malhotra

Ingredients

  • 0.5 Cup Basmati Rice Washed clean & soaked for 30 mins
  • 1 Teaspoon Ghee
  • 1.5 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds or Jeera

Instructions

  • Soak the rice for half an hour after washing it thoroughly. You can soak this directly in the pressure cooker.
  • To start cooking add salt, sprinkle jeera or cumin seeds on top and then pour ghee at the end.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and on it goes on fire till it sounds one whistle.
  • Remove the pressure top and let the steam escape.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork to separate the cooked grains.
  • Serve hot with the curry of your choice.

Notes

  • Use really good quality basmati rice for this jeera rice recipe.
  • If you are cooking zeera rice in a pressure cooker, you can increase the rice to water ratio to 1:2.25
  • You can also add whole spices like bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves to this and make chawal garam masala.
  • Garnish on jeera pulao is an optional, but feel free to top it up with some finely chopped coriander leaves should you want.

FINALLY, TO SUM IT UP

Jeera rice or zeera rice is ready

Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao Recipe – Jeera rice or Zeera rice is an Indian and Pakistani dish consisting of rice and cumin seeds. It is a popular dish in North India and Pakistan as an everyday rice dish.

Jeera pulao is easy to prepare, unlike biryani. “Zeera” is the Hindi word for cumin seeds, often pronounced Jeera. Use this recipe to make fluffy, perfectly cooked rice which is full of flavour, but super simple to make.

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