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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.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Rice Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 People
Author: Pavani


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


  • Wash and soak the rice in enough water for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the rice and keep aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heat a kadai with the remaining ghee, add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  • Next, add the cooked rice along with white pepper powder and mix well.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and then add the chopped coriander leaves. Keep aside.
  • Enjoy this delicious and easy jeera rice with dal or any curry.
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