Jeera Rice

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Recently, Nayna Kanabar  and I cooked Jeera rice and alu chole  on Instagram live.  A few months ago I would not have thought that this was possible!!  We had great fun and amazingly the rice turned out great. You can just about make out both our dishes on the screen shot below:

 

Whilst looking for the recipe I realised that I had been using Nayna’s  recipe to teach in class and had not written a recipe for my blog.  So finally I am able to include a recipe for Jeera rice on my blog.  Rice can be served in lots of different ways.  Plain rice is something we tend to make regularly but when we want to serve something special, we tend to cook biryani, saffron rice  or Jeera Rice.  Jeera rice gives rice a lovely fragrance and is easy to make if you are using basmati rice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice (get a good quality basmati rice)1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbls cooking oil
  • 1 tblbutter (optional)
  • 3-4 cashews for garnishing (optional).

Method:

1. Wash the rice and soak for  at least 30 minutes or more

2. Heat the oil in a saucepan or wok with a tight fitting lid.  When the oil gets hot add the cumin seeds.  Once they go brown, drain the rice and add it to the hot oil.

3. Stir the rice to ensure the rice grains are covered in oil . Add the butter, salt turmeric and 2 cups water and bring the rice to boil.

4.  Once you see it boiling, cover the pan and lower the heat.  Cook for 10 mins and do resist the temptation to open the lid.  After 10 minutes switch off the heat and check the rice

6. Garnish the rice with cashews and serve with any curry.

 

Jeera Rice

Jeera rice gives rice a lovely fragrance and is easy to make if you are using basmati rice.
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Mina Joshi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice (get a good quality basmati rice)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tbls cooking oil
  • 1 tbl butter (optional)
  • 3-4 cashews for garnishing (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash the rice and soak for  at least 30 minutes or more
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan or wok with a tight fitting lid.  When the oil gets hot add the cumin seeds.  Once they go brown, drain the rice and add it to the hot oil.
  • Stir the rice to ensure the rice grains are covered in oil . Add the butter, salt turmeric and 2 cups water and bring the rice to boil.
  • Once you see it boiling, cover the pan and lower the heat.  Cook for 10 mins and do resist the temptation to open the lid.  After 10 minutes switch off the heat and check the rice
  • Garnish the rice with cashews and serve with any curry.

How do you like your rice?

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