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Jeera rice (Cumin seed rice)

>> Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Cumin seeds are a very good source of Iron and Manganese and aids in effective digestion. Its anti-carcinogenic properties protects against cancer and supports the liver in detoxifying process.At times, I woke up little late in the mornings & predominately jeera rice would be our lunch menu. Simple & easy to prepare, but taste awesome.

Ingredients :
  1. Basmati rice - 1 3/4 cups
  2. Cumin seeds - 3 1/2 tsp
  3. Bay leaf - 2 no
  4. Cinnamon - 2 stick
  5. Cardamom - 3 nos
  6. Ghee - 1 tbsp
  7. Green chillies (optional)
  8. Green peas - 1 tbsp (optional)
  9. Water - 2 1/4 cups
  10. Salt to taste

Directions to cook :

£ Wash the rice & soak for 1/2 hr.

£ Heat ghee in the pan, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon & cardomom.

£ When the seasonings sizzles add the green peas, green chillies & the rice and fry for 3 mins.

£ Add the water & salt. Cover and cook.

Serve them warm.


10 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN August 13, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

Looks perfect,rice is done just right! not broken!

Lavi August 13, 2009 at 9:37 PM  

Picture Perfect! Rice looks absolutely perfect Ammu!! I powder few cloves and cumin and add it before adding rice.

Divya Vikram August 13, 2009 at 11:02 PM  

I make this often when am out of ideas. Simple and elegant.

Priya August 14, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

Wowww pass me that jeera rice Ammu, simply superb!

Uma August 14, 2009 at 11:33 AM  

mmm. delicious jeera rice!

*sangi* August 14, 2009 at 12:25 PM  

Looks perfect&amazing pics!

Chitra August 14, 2009 at 10:22 PM  

Looks mouthwatering !!Jeera rice is in my try list..HAve bookmarked urs !!

Devasena Hariharan August 14, 2009 at 10:40 PM  

Hi, Nice item. Will try this. Looks easy. Ideal for morning hours. Especially for people who get up daily late like me-):

Parita August 17, 2009 at 1:25 PM  

Rice looks perfectly cooked!

Lena Rashmin Raj August 19, 2009 at 6:09 PM  

this looks perfect Ammu..i love to make this when im lazy to make chappathi / rice+ 2, 3 dished..this rice with raitha, i love it..

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