Jeera Rice

“Jeera Rice” is a simple rice recipe that goes with any gravy and makes the whole meal tastier.




Basmati Rice – 1 cup

Oil/Ghee – 1 tbsp

Bay Leaf – 1 pc

Black cardamom – 1 pc

Cinnamon – 1 inch piece

Salt – 1/4 tsp



  • Wash rice properly and soak it in enough water for 1 hour.

  • Now heat up 5-6 cups of water in a big open vessel.
  • Add salt, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaf in it.

  • Rinse rice nicely and here is a beauty tip (lol), don’t throw all the water; instead apply it on your skin and wash it after 10-15 minutes, your skin would feel soft and supple.Back to the recipe. And now add rice into the boiling water.
  • When rice is cooked (don’t wait till it is all mushy), drain out the water and keep the rice aside..
  • Now in a kadhai/wok/pan take oil. When it heats up and add cumin seeds.

  • When it starts to splutter, add the boiled rice. And cook it for 1-2 minute(s).

  • Switch off the flame and garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve it with you favorite gravy 🙂

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