Jeera Rice: Cumin-Flavored Rice

16 Mar

Jeera Rice: Cumin-Flavored Rice

Tempering with cumin  seeds – a quick way to embellish your plain boiled rice.

You Need:

  • Rice – 2 cups, boiled and cooled
  • Ghee – 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Black pepper corns – a few (optional)

How To Make Jeera Rice:

Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan. Add the cumin seeds and pepper corns.

When the cumin seeds begin to turn color, add rice and sprinkle salt over it.

Keep the heat on medium-high. Toss the rice gently till all of it gets coated with ghee and cumin tempering. When the rice turns piping hot, take it off the fire and serve with any curry.

Jeera Rice: Cumin-Flavored Rice


  1. Use cool rice for this dish. If it’s warm, it’ll turn mushy.
  2. To keep the rice grains separate and fluffy, toss – don’t stir.
  3. Suggested pairings for jeera rice: channa masala, baby potatoes in onion-fenugreek masala, gobhi musallam.


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