Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice

Jeera rice is flavored with whole spices. I do not add a lot of salt to it. It is a fancy way of dressing up plain rice. It can be served with paneer gravy, mushroom gravy, any vegetarian gravy or non-vegetarian gravy. I goes really well with Channa masala.

You can use Shahi Jeera or cumin seeds.

I cook the rice with all the ingredients in a rice pot with lots of water and drain the water. You can also use a rice cooker to cook the rice.


  • Basmathi rice – 1 + 1/2 cups, washed and soaked in water until the water boils
  • Water – as required
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Shahi Jeera or Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 stick
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Salt – 3 -4 pinches / or season the water according to taste
  • Mint leaves – for garnishing, optional


  • Boil water in a rice pot.
  • Add oil, shahi jeera, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaf and salt.
  • Add the washed rice and let it cook until it is almost done.
  • Drain the water from the rice.
  • Add chopped mint leaves.(optional)
  • Mix gently and serve.

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