Jeera rice is a simple dish flavored with cumin seeds (jeera). You can eat them with any vegetable or gravy or as it is with some curd. Although, bay leaf, black cardamom and cinnamon stick are optional, but adding them will give a nice taste and magical aroma to the rice. Try the recipe today.


Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1.5 cups Basmati rice
  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf (dried) (optional)
  • 1 black cardamom (optional)
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)
  • 3 cups water

Preparation Instructions:

  • Wash rice gently and thoroughly and soak them in clean water for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, drain the rice.
  • Heat ghee in a pan or pressure cook (whichever way you want to cook the rice).
  • Add cumin seeds, bay leaf (if using), cardamom (if using) and cinnamon (if using). When cumin seeds crackle, add rice and salt.
  • Mix the rice well with ghee and add three cups water. Cover the lid if you are using a pressure cooker and cook for 1 whistle on low flame. Otherwise, cover the saucepan with a lid (slightly open) and cook for 15 minutes on low flame.
  • Serve hot rice with any of your favourite dish.


  • When you can see holes on the surface and water get absorbed completely, the rice are cooked.

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