- 2 Cups Basmati Rice
- 1 Tsp cumin seeds
- 2 Tbsp Edible Oil
- 2-3 Dried Red chilies
- 2 Bay leaf
- as per required Salt
- 1-2 mace
Jeera rice Recipe with photos, a dish which is made with plain soaked rice and some whole spices and dried red chilies. Jeera rice is commonly served with Dal tadka. Jeera rice tends to be a game changer as compared to plain rice. Plain rice is simple steamed rice, with no extra spices or any ingredient, on the other hand, jeera rice is cooked with cumin as a base and dried red chili and salt.
Take about 2 cups of basmati rice or any quality of rice that you are available with you. Measurement of cups also depends on servings in the meal. Though for two-three people, two cups of rice are enough.
Now, thoroughly wash the rice and soak it for about 20-30 minutes in clean water. In the meanwhile start cooking.
Take a kadai or an open utensil, heat it up good. Now, add 2-4 edible oil, or you can use ghee here, the taste enhances with the use of ghee and increases the aroma.
Then, add one tsp of cumin seeds and toss for about 20 seconds. Put some dried chili and bay leaf, stir again for a while.
And add in the soaked rice and stir well. Now add about 4 cups of water and add some salt to taste.
Turn off the heat for about 5 minutes more, and the jeera rice is ready to serve.