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Jeera Rice is a versatile rice dish. It  can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner. It pairs well  with a dal, gravy, any kind of  raita (yoghurt based salad) or  simply with papads and pickle. It is a comfort food that one can enjoy anytime.

Unlike pulav, this is less spicy and aromatic. I am wondering why I have not put this recipe on my blog until now!

Here is some good news:

My long awaited books are now available on all websites of amazon. One is “Breadbasket” and the other one is a comfort food titled, ” 30 Tasty Dal Recipes

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Here are my other variety of rice dishes: Bisebelebath  Spanish Rice  Kadai Pulav

Let’s get cooking Jeera Rice One Pot Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 onions finely cut
  • 1+1 tablespoon oil and ghee
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon shahjeera
  • 1 +1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 green chilly
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 6 cashew nuts broken
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and drain the water. Keep it aside for ten minutes.
  2. Take oil and ghee mixture in a medium size pressure cooker. Heat on a slow flame. Put the cloves, cardamom, shahjeera, cumin and bay leaf. As the cumin sizzle, slit the green chilly and put it. Add the onions and saute for sometime.
  3. Add rice and saute for sometime.
  4. Put water and salt to it. Give a stir. Close the lid and put the whistle. Allow it to cook until one whistle is heard.
  5. Let the pressure release by itself.
  6. Take the ghee in a small pan, add cumin and cashew pieces. Saute it and pour it over the rice. Slowly, mix the rice and serve with dal or any gravy based dish.
spices
spices at a glance

These are the spices needed while preparing.

basmati rice
soaked rice
making of jeera rice
put the spices in oil and ghee mixture
making of jeera rice
and then the slit green chilly
and then the onions
Put the onions and saute until pale in colour
finally the rice
finally the rice
water is put
water is put
jeera rice
jeera rice
jeera rice
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Jeera Rice One Pot Recipe

A tasty and all time favourite rice dish.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, north indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 +1 tablespoon oil and ghee
  • 3 cloves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 1 inch stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon shahjeera
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 green chilly
  • 2 cups water
  • salt to taste

For garnishing

  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • 6 cashewnuts halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside for ten minutes.

  2. Take a pan, add oil and ghee mixture to it. Put in the spices and let them sizzle. Now, slit the green chilly and put them in. After a second, put the onions and saute them until translucent. Now, add the rice and saute for two minutes. 

  3. Put the required quantity of water and salt to it. Give a stir. Close the lid and put the whistle. Allow it to cook until one whistle.

  4. Let the pressure release by itself. 

  5. In a small pan, heat a teaspoon of ghee, add cumin and cashew pieces to it. Saute them and put it over the prepared rice. Gently mix it and serve along with any dish of your choice.

Recipe Notes

  • Only ghee may be used, but I prefer to use a mixture of both. It is more tastier.
  • Adding of onions is optional.
  • I do not soak the rice in water. I wash it well, drain the water and keep it aside for ten minutes. This method works well for me.

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