Zeera rice or Jeera rice is an irresistably flavorful rice dish from North Indian cuisine. This is mildly spiced & tastes great with a rich aroma of cumin and other spices. Its one of the very popular rice dish in Indian restaurants. It tastes great along with dals or with veg or non-veg curry. The ghee fried cashewnuts added enhance the flavor and palatability of the dish. Check out the easy video recipe to prepare the comfort food.
Calorie Count - 430 calories
Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
Cooking Time - 15 Minutes
Yield - 4 servings
Basmati rice - 1 & 1/2 cups
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin pwd - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Green chilli - 4
Lemon juice - few drops
Fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Wash & soak basmati rice in water for 10 mins.
Drain water and set aside.
Heat 6 cups of water in a thick bottomed pan.
Once the water starts boiling, add the basmati rice.
Add 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of oil and few drops of lemon juice.
Stir and cook.
Once the rice is cooked soft, turn off flame.
Drain the water and set the rice grains aside.
Heat 1 tbsp of ghee and 2 tbsp of oil in a fry pan.
Add cashewnuts, roast to golden.
Drain and set aside.
Add cumin seeds and wait to splutter.
Add split green chillies and saute.
Add cooked basmati rice, salt, cumin pwd and tsp of ghee.
Toss the rice gently in high flame.
Cook in low flame for 5 mins.
Turn off flame.
Garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves & roasted cashewnuts
Irresistably flavorful delicious jeera rice is ready.
Serve hot with any veg or non-veg curry of your choice.
My favorite combo is with gobi manchurian:)