An aromatic rice dish with mixed dal. Jeera rice is a popular dish which many people have instead of plain rice to go along with dals or curry dishes. The spices that are added to this dish gives it a fragrance that takes this simple dish a notch up!

AuthorgooeygraciousmeCategory

Yields4 Servings
Total Time15 mins

 1 cup rice
 2 cups water, for soaking
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp ghee
 3 bay leaves
 2 curry leaves
 6 cashews
 1 inch cinnamon stick
 4 cloves
 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
 2 tbsp coriander, chopped

1

Wash the rice a few times, and then soak it in enough water for 30 minutes. When you are ready to cook the rice, drain all the water from the rice.

2

The rice is ready to be boiled so add double the amount of water as rice, add salt and then cook rice until fluffy.

3

Heat ghee in another pan and add bay leaves, curry leaves, cashews, cinnamon stick, cloves and cumin seeds. Let this cook for a couple of minutes until the cumin seeds starts to sizzle. Make sure the cumin seeds do not turn dark brown/black colour as this is a sign that the cumin seeds have burnt.

4

Then add this spice mixture into the pan with the rice and cook this for a few more minutes on a medium heat. Top with coriander and this is now ready to serve with dal.

Ingredients

 1 cup rice
 2 cups water, for soaking
 ½ tsp salt
 1 tbsp ghee
 3 bay leaves
 2 curry leaves
 6 cashews
 1 inch cinnamon stick
 4 cloves
 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
 2 tbsp coriander, chopped

Directions

1

Wash the rice a few times, and then soak it in enough water for 30 minutes. When you are ready to cook the rice, drain all the water from the rice.

2

The rice is ready to be boiled so add double the amount of water as rice, add salt and then cook rice until fluffy.

3

Heat ghee in another pan and add bay leaves, curry leaves, cashews, cinnamon stick, cloves and cumin seeds. Let this cook for a couple of minutes until the cumin seeds starts to sizzle. Make sure the cumin seeds do not turn dark brown/black colour as this is a sign that the cumin seeds have burnt.

4

Then add this spice mixture into the pan with the rice and cook this for a few more minutes on a medium heat. Top with coriander and this is now ready to serve with dal.

Jeera Rice
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