Jeera Rice is one of the most popular and commonly prepared flavored rice in North India. It is prepared by cooking basmati rice with cumin seeds or jeera and other mild spices. It can be prepared in a few minutes and I should say, that there is no curry that wouldn't go well with this.
Whether it is Dal Tadka or Butter Chicken, Jeera Rice jibe well with any Indian gravy. It is also called Jeera Pulao and can be made in a jiffy. So if you have unexpected guests at home and you don't want to serve that plain steamed rice, this is a smart option. It totally elevates the taste to another level.
Jeera Rice is prepared in every household in North India and I too cook it as a simple alternative every other day. I pair it with Dal Tadka and pappad or a chicken curry at times.
It can be prepared in two ways:
- Tempering the cooked rice with spices and cumin seeds or
- Pressure cooker method where the spices and cumin seeds are sauteed in ghee first and then the rice is cooked along with it.
Here, I am presenting to you Jeera Rice prepared in a pressure cooker. I prefer this method as it helps the rice in imbibing the flavors of whole spices.
Jeera Rice Preparation in a Pressure Cooker:Print
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp cumin seeds / jeera
- 1" cinnamon stick
- 2 cardamon
- 2 red chillies
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbsp ghee
- a handful of finely chopped coriander leaves
- Salt to taste
- Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add the dry garam masalas.
- Saute for about ten seconds. And add cumin seeds.
- Saute for about ten seconds in medium flame.
- Add the washed rice and mix well. Add water and salt. Mix again.
- Cover and cook in medium flame until the first whistle is blown.
- Switch off the flame and wait till the pressure is release.
- Open the lid, fluff the rice with a fork and add coriander leaves. Fluff again.
- Serve hot.
For variation, you can add half a cup of finely sliced onions after sauteing the cumin seeds. Brown them a little and then add the washed rice.
- Prep Time: 0 hours
- Cook Time: 0 hours
- Serving Size: 3
Find other Rice recipes here. Also, this is my 100th post in this space. I hope I continue to give you interesting recipes and that you shower me with love always. 🙂[tweetthis]100th post with the simple and humble Jeera Rice![/tweetthis]
Me Otherwise says
I must first compliment for the lovely clicks and easy to read layout of the Blog post. Love the fact that it's clutter free. Jeera rice is my favourite and a sort of comsort food. I often team it up with a mildy spiced gravy or curry and a bowl of thick curds. Blissful indeed
Sunita Rajwade says
Ah Shalini your gorgeous pics and mouthwatering recipes is making me impatient to get back home
Thanks much, Sunita. Why don't you try it in NY 🙂
Mayuri Nidigallu says
Congratulations on your century! Wow, something to be truly proud of!
I make Jeera rice differently, in a cumbersome way, by cooking plain rice first and then adding the tadka to it. Will be trying your recipe next time. Thanks!
Thanks, Mayuri. I hope you try my version too. It is good. 🙂
Menaka Bharathidasan says
Jeera rice is always my favorite. congrats on your 100th post
Thanks much, Menaka 🙂
Suman Kher says
What I love about this post -and your posts - is you include even simple recipes! Most food bloggers want to go for complex recipes to show their expertise. Your blog will be a hit with people abroad! Such an easy way to learn and cook Indian recipes! Congratulations on your 100th post! Keep it up! All the best!
Amen to that! 🙂
Thanks, Suman for your encouraging words. I try to keep it simple here for that is what I try to prepare at home too. I am not good in spending hours in the kitchen and then come out with one complex dish.
mahathi ramya says
congrats for your 100th post. Jeera rice is simple and has good flavour.
Thanks, Ramya 🙂
Shailaja V says
How absolutely delightful! I love the simplicity of this recipe. Just made coconut rice for dinner today. This one's going on my menu for tomorrow night 😀 Congrats on the 100th post!
Thank you very much 🙂 I hope you tried it out. Let me know how it turned out for you, please?
Humble food are comfort food .Congratulations on your 100th post