Cumin Rice

Basmati Jeera Rice
Diet Info: DF GF F LF Na LS VG V Fa
Basmati Rice cooked with aromatic Cumin Seeds. Easy to cook and goes well with many Indian Curries.
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Basmati Jeera Rice

Basmati Jeera Rice
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine Indian Category Serves 2


  • 1 and 1/2 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Canola Oil (Or Clarified Butter - Ghee)
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Step for Recipe - Basmati Jeera Rice
    1. Heat oil in a deep heavy bottom sauce pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Fry for 30 seconds. Add pre-washed rice, salt and 3 cups of water. Cover the pan and bring to boil on high heat. Reduce the heat and cook until water has evaporated.
  • Step for Recipe - Basmati Jeera Rice
    2. Once cooked, leave aside covered for 5-10 minutes so that rice get chance to absorb any moisture hanging around. Then fluff with a fork and serve.
Savita's Notes:
For best results soak rice in water for 20 minutes before cooking. Rice will cook quickly and will be fluff and smooth in texture.

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