How to Make Simple Jeera Rice

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By Abhijit

Last Updated May 23, 2023

How to Make Simple Jeera Rice/ Jeera pulao Recipe/Simple Cumin Rice

How to Make Jeera Rice

Today I will share a step-by-step image, How to Make Simple Jeera Rice/Jeera rice recipe / Jeera pulao Recipe, which is a straightforward but flavorsome dish. It can go well with rajma, chole, or any gravy-based Paneer curry. Here in this recipe, I am not going to use any other spices other than cumin and bay leaf, otherwise the flavor of jeera in jeera rice you won’t get. If you want you can use other whole spices.

Equipment needs

  1. Vessel
  2. Big Kadai
  3. Spatula


  1. Long grain basmati rice-250 gm
  2. Ghee-1.5 tbsp
  3. Oil-1tbsp
  4. Cumin-1 tbsp
  5. Bay leaf-1
  6. Coriander leaves (chopped)-1/4th cup
  7. Salt
  8. Water

How to Make Simple Jeera Rice/ Simple Cumin Rice

Wash thoroughly the rice 2-3 times.

Jeera Rice step1

Soak the rice for 20-30 minutes. Then boil (approx-1 liter) water in a large vessel, add the soaked rice when the water starts boiling and add salt and 1 tbsp oil also.

Jeera Rice step2

It takes around 7-8 minutes, so check the rice whether it is boiled or not

Jeera Rice step3
Jeera Rice step4

If it is cooked properly, then drain off the water from the rice.

Jeera Rice step5

Add cold water to cool the rice, otherwise, it will be over-boiled

Jeera Rice step6

Now take a Kadai, and add ghee; allow it to melt

Jeera Rice step7

Add cumin seeds and bay leaf for tempering

Jeera Rice step8

As they splutter and sizzle add the boiled rice.

Jeera Rice step9

Add chopped coriander leaves

Jeera Rice step10

Now slowly mix the rice with the ghee and cumin. (need not add salt as while boiling the rice we already added it)

Jeera Rice step11

Turn off the heat and serve hot with dal fry or any gravy-based curry.

Jeera Rice step12
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Jeera Rice step14

If you like this recipe, then you can go for other rice recipes

Tomato Rice recipe

Basanti pulao

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