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Jeera Rice

| March 13, 2013 Comment

jeera rice

Try this simple Jeera Rice the next time you want to have a special meal. Serve this cumin-flavored rice with a vegetable curry and plain yogurt or raita for a light but healthy meal. This is a traditional North Indian rice recipe.

Servings: 2
Cooking Time: 20 mins ( 30 minutes for soaking)


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1/2 inch long)
  • Cashewnut pieces, a few
  • 8-10 golden raisins (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or ghee (clarified butter)


  1. Wash the basmati rice twice. Add 2 1/2 cups water to the rice and set aside to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the oil on low heat. Add the cashewnuts and fry until golden and remove. Add the raisins and fry until golden and remove.
  3. Add the cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon and fry until cumin seeds are golden.
  4. Add the rice along with the water and salt. Cover and cook for 12-15 minutes on low heat until the rice is cooked and the water has evaporated.
  5. Garnish the jeera rice with cashews and raisins and serve hot.


Category: Rice Recipes, Rice Recipes - No-Onion No-Garlic, Vegan Rice Recipes

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