Jeera Rice

Week 1 Day 2 of BM #60 - 

Check out this super flavorful and easy version of Rice, Jeera Rice. It is a mildly cumin flavored rice which goes well with any spicy accompaniment.

It is a typical party preferred rice in our circles. The kids love the mild flavor and the aroma of clarified butter and cumin.

Ingredients - 

Basmati Rice 2 cups
Ghee / Clarified Butter 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds 1 Tbsp
Cinnamon 1 inch
Cloves 2-3
Cardamom 1 pod
Bay Leaf 1
Salt as needed

Jeera Rice

Method Of Preparation -

Soak the Basmati rice in water for about 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.

In a pan, heat ghee and fry the cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf until the cumin seeds turn a shade of brown.

Add the drained basmati rice and fry for a couple of minutes.

Add about 1 1/2 cups of water and transfer the contents into a rice cooker.

Serve after the rice is cooked.

It goes well with any gravy curry.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 60. 

Preparation Time 45 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Monday, January 4, 2016


  1. This is one rice dish I love to have with gravies. Yours look so tempting..

  2. Priya Suresh Says:
  3. One of the quickest and flavourful rice, even this rice have their important place in our get together with rajma curry.

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. This is surely one sought out dish all over..:)..nice presentation..

  6. Kalyani Says:
  7. vibrant pic there with the ever comforting Jeera rice :)

  8. Perfectly made ! No one can go wrong with this rice . Absolutely classic with any dish .

  9. Jeera rice looks perfect just like restaurants.

  10. Pavani Says:
  11. Simple and very flavorful rice.

  12. Such a comforting and delicious looking jeera rice,perfect with curries..

  13. Jeera rice is an absolute masala to lick all the yummy gravies :)

  14. Suma Gandlur Says:
  15. Basic yet favorful rice.

  16. veena Says:
  17. Such a flavourful rice. Everyone at home like this

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