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Jeera Rice Recipe

Jeera Rice Recipe | Easy Cumin Rice

This Jeera Rice is an easy Indian rice dish flavoured with cumin seeds and ghee. It is a perfect accomplishment for an Indian meal with any curry. It is the simplest and quickest rice among all the rice recipes.
Course Main Course, Rice Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Jeera Rice Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People
Author Pavani


  • Basmati Rice -1cup
  • Jeera seeds/Cumin seeds – 2tsp
  • Cloves- 2
  • Cinnamon – ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods-2
  • White pepper powder – 1/2tsp
  • Ghee-2tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  1. Wash and soak the rice in enough water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain the water from the rice and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan with 2tsp of ghee. when ghee is hot, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom along with the rice and sauté for a few minutes so that the rice is nicely coated with ghee.
  4. Next, add 1 ½ cups of hot water along with salt and mix well. Cover and cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed and rice is cooked. Keep aside.
  5. Heat a kadai with the remaining ghee, add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  6. Next, add the cooked rice along with white pepper powder and mix well.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the chopped coriander leaves. Keep aside.
  8. Enjoy this delicious and easy jeera rice with dal or any curry.