Friday, October 7, 2011

Jeera Rice Recipe(Cumin Rice)


Jeera rice recipe is a cumin flavoured rice with basic spices which is similar to fried rice is a popular dish in India which is a favourite among north Indians and available in most of the restaurants and hotels serving Indian food. As it contains cumin it is easily digestible and healthy. Jeera rice tastes well with any curries/gravies especially dal makhani. Jeera rice dish can be prepared in a very less time and also simple recipe. Try this healthy Jeera/cumin rice recipe and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Basmati rice                             1 cup
Water                                       2 cups
Cumin seeds                             2 tsp.
Bay leaf                                    1 no.
Cinnamon stick 2"                     2 nos.
Black cardamom                       1 no.
Ghee                                         1½ tbsp.
Salt                                            To taste

Procedure:

1. Wash rice thoroughly and soak in water for half an hour. Drain thoroughly.
2. In a pan, heat Ghee. Add the cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon.
3. When cumin seeds sizzle, add rice  and salt to taste.
4. Stir till ghee coats every grain of rice and it looks glossy.
5. Add water. Bring to a boil. Stir once. Reduce heat to minimum and cover the pan with a lid. Leave a little gap, otherwise water will boil over.
6. Rice will be done when holes appear on the surface and water has been completely absorbed.
7. Fork the rice out onto a serving dish. This will separate each grain out.
8. Serve hot with any curry.

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