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Jeera Rice

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Time20 Min
DifficultyEasy
Serves1

If anyone in India is asked to name one main course dish that is famous across Indian restaurants and every other dining table, then it will be jeera rice. Mostly a part of north Indians cuisine, jeera rice is served everywhere in India. One of the reasons people enjoy this - cumin seed infused rice is because it is the easiest, healthiest, and most satisfying food to cook. It takes only around 20 ... minutes to prepare this dish with pre-cooked rice using this jeera rice recipe. Some jeera rice recipes use green chillies and white rice instead of brown, either are perfect to make it work. Jeera rice is both a main course and a side dish, therefore, the serving size may vary. People of any age group can enjoy this main course with lentils, curries, veggies, various sauces, or their preferred side dishes. Another way to enjoy the earthy, smoky, and spicy flavoured jeera rice is to have it without any side dish or curry as the flavour of cumin infused in rice gives a unique taste that has its own identity. If you like, you can add jeera rice to your daily diet plan as jeera rice is extremely healthy for your body. Jeera rice is super healthy for kids, adults, and elderly people as it is a great source of rich carbohydrates. It is also high in plant compounds, is gluten-free, and easy to digest making it a perfect main course or a side dish. To add a little bit of spiciness to the dish, you can add about two to three finely chopped green chillies with cumin.

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre150 Cal150 Cal150 Cal150 Cal
  • 4gProtein
  • 1gFat
  • 29gCarbs
  • 1gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

0.5 teaspoons

Cumin

Cumin

0.5 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

0.5 teaspoons

Other

Raw Brown Rice

Raw Brown Rice

1 cup

Water

Water

0.5 glasss

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

0.25 cups

Directions
1
In a bowl, soak Brown Rice in Water for 30 mins. Cook the Rice & keep aside.
2
In a pan, add Oil & Cumin Seeds. Saute for less than a minute.
3
Add cooked Rice and Salt. Saute.
4
Add chopped Coriander Leaves. Mix well.
5
Garnish with chopped Coriander Leaves.

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What is Jeera Rice?

If India is divided by languages and cultures, it is united by food. There are various foods in our country that are, interestingly, found in all states and cultures. One such food item is Jeera Rice. From North to South and East to West, you find people eating this dish with different side dishes like Dal Makhani and Kadai Paneer. The best part about Jeera Rice is that people from every age group like it. Children like having some tasty side dish like Amritsari Dal or Dal Tadka with Jeera Rice, while elders like it because of the ease by which they can consume it. In short, it is the perfect dish for any special occasion or even the time when you can’t decide which dish to make. Not only is this very tasty and nutritious, but it is also very easy to make Jeera Rice. Some people think that restaurant style Jeera Rice must be very hard to make but that is not true. A typical Jeera Rice recipe takes only a few minutes and very little effort. If you a beginner at cooking and trying to learn how to cook food, Jeera Rice is something that you should learn how to make, in the first place. In this article, we are going to tell you all things about Jeera Rice. Not only are you going to learn how to make Jeera Rice, but you will also learn about how nutritious it is and what are the health benefits of eating Jeera Rice. If any step of the Jeera Rice recipe is not clear to you, please refer to the Jeera Rice video. So, without wasting much time, let’s learn how to make Jeera Rice.

Nutritional Value of Jeera Rice

The least talked about thing about Jeera Rice is its nutritious value. Everyone knows about how tasty restaurant style Jeera Rice is but only a few knows about how many calories or nutrients does it provides you.

How to Make Jeera Rice

There are various methods to prepare Jeera Rice. Some people prepare Jeera Rice in cooker while other use open utensils like kadhai. If you know the basics of cooking rice, then you can choose any Jeera Rice recipe, the results will be almost similar. The most economic method is making Jeera Rice in cooker. However, some people prefer rice made in a pot. We have described both recipes in small easy steps. If you are unable to understand any step of the Jeera Rice recipe, you can refer to the Jeera Rice video.

Using a pressure cooker:

Using a pressure cooker: Wash a cup full of rice and soak it in water. The water level should be at least an inch high than the top of the rice. Drain all the water from the rice after at least half of an hour. Set them aside to be used later. Take a pressure cooker and add some ghee to it. Once the ghee is enough hot, add cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, cloves, bay leaf, and any other whole spice of your choice. Sauté for a few seconds and then add the drained rice to the cooker. Mix all the ingredients and sauté again. Add a cup of water along with salt. Put on the lid and cook the rice for 2 to 3 minutes. By now the pressure cooker should be about to whistle. Turn off the flame and set the cooker aside to release its pressure naturally. Once the pressure the released, open the lid and check if the rice is perfectly cooked or not. Perfectly cooked rice is puffed up and becomes tender. Refer to a Jeera Rice video to see how they look like. Transfer the rice to a serving plate after mixing them well. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with any side dish for Jeera Rice like dal or kadhi. Using a pot: Wash a cup full of basmati rice and soak it in water. The water level should be at least an inch high than the top of the rice. Drain all the water from the rice after at least half of an hour. Set them aside to be used later. Take a pot and heat some ghee in it. When the ghee is hot enough, add some cumin seeds and whole spices to it. Add drained rice and chopped green chili to the pot once the cumin seeds start spluttering. Sauté the rice for 2 to 3 minutes on medium flame, this will help in adding more flavor. Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste in the pot. Mix all the ingredients and bring the rice-water to a boil. Simmer the heat once the water starts to boil. Cover the pot and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes. The water should have evaporated by now and the rice must be perfectly cooked. You can garnish Jeera Rice with chopped coriander.

Goodness of Jeera Rice

Tasty, nutritious, and healthy - if rice were a brand, it would have been the tagline of that brand. Here are some health benefits of Jeera Rice: Cumin seeds are known for their ability to improve digestion. Jeera Rice, in turn, is very easily digested even by people who have stomach problems. Jeera Rice contains iron in rich amounts which can boost your immunity. It also contains antioxidants that can reduce inflammation in the body.

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