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Jeera Rice- How to Make Jeera Rice

Jeera rice recipe to make fluffy, aromatic perfectly cooked rice recipe which is super simple. With this easy method, each grain of rice remains separated. Rice with flavourful ghee tempering to pack extra flavour.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, north indian
Keyword: rice, rice recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 1 Cup Rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds /jeera
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ½ teaspoon pepper corns
  • 1 star anise

For making tempering

  • 1 Teaspoon ghee
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chillis


  • Wash and soak the rice for 20-30 minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Heat up oil in a pan. Add one tablespoon ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Add bay leaf.
  • Now add whole black peppercorn and star anise.
  • Cook for a minute on slow heat.
  • Now add washed rice and stir it gently with a spatula.
  • At this stage allow the rice to stand for 1 minute to roast them lightly.
  • Add salt and water and bring the heat to high and allow the water to boil.
  • Now bring the heat to low and cover  the pan with lid and cook for 6-7minutes.
  • Now check the rice for doneness. Rice should be 95% cooked now.
  • Fluff with a fork and cover again.
  • Allow them to stand for 5 minutes and prepare the tempering.
  • Heat one teaspoon of ghee and add ½ teaspoon jeera/cumin also add whole red chilli. Switch of the heat swirl the tempering and pour over hot rice.
  • Serve them steaming hot with chana masala or Butter paneer.


Calories: 175kcal