Jeera (zeera) rice is a very simple and flavorful rice and can be prepared in a few minutes. It is the simplest of all flavored rice and goes well with most of the gravies we usually prepare for roti/chapati. Today let us learn how to prepare jeera pulao/rice following our easy jeera pulao recipe.
How to make Jeera Pulao/Jeera rice (Cumin flavored rice)
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 finely chopped (optional)
Butter - 2 tsp + 1 tsp oil (you can substitute butter with ghee also)
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1 tbsp
Whole Garam masala
Cinnamon -1 inch piece
Star anise - 1 (optional)
Jeera Rice with Paneer Butter MasalaPreparation
Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.
Heat butter + oil or ghee in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf, saute for a few seconds and then add jeera seeds.
When jeera splutters, add onion and saute till onions become golden brown, then add the drained rice and fry for a few minutes. Add 2 cups of water, needed salt and cook rice till done.
Fluff it with a fork and serve it with any gravy side dish of your choice.
You can cook rice in a rice cooker or pressure cooker or in a pan with a lid.
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