Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Cumin Rice

Jeera Rice




Ingredients:


Basmati rice-2 cups
Cumin seeds-2 tablespoons
Cinnamon stick-small piece
Cardamom-2
Cloves-4
Cashew nuts-8
Ghee-2 tablespoons
Salt-1/2 tablespoon

Method:


1. Wash and add four cups of water to the rice, in the rice cooker container. Heat ghee in a pan and add the cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, cashew nuts and cumin seeds.

2. Fry them until brown and add salt. Mix the fried ingredients to the washed rice and cook.


3. If you want to cook directly in one pot, heat the ghee in a big heavy bottomed vessel and add all the ingredients.


4. After frying them, add 4 and ½ cups of water and salt and boil on medium flame. When it starts bubbling, add the rice and lower the flame.

5. Turn off the stove after the rice cooked and serve hot with dal or palak paneer.

9 comments:

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Vijaya.......Jeera rice is a comfort food definitely.......I have fond memories of my childhood when my mom would often cook jeera rice :-)
Nice one dear :-)

Asha said...

YUMMY! This goes perfectly with Chicken curry too!:))

Seena said...

Very very simple dish, have tasted once...Arabs prepare one. But that one had too much brown color,though it was very tasty..

Rohini's kitchen said...

Picture looks awesome! Nice recipe

Ramya said...

The dish looks delicious! I would also add some raisins and cashews fried in ghee. It will taste awesome. Thanks for the recipe.

Bhawna said...

simple & ever green, goes well with all curries.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Sirisha and Asha...

Thank you Seena and Rohini...

Thank you Ramya and welcome...

Thank you Bhawna...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks wonderful...!Easy to prepare too...Jeera with the other spices will taste interesting,Have to try this once....Thanx for the recipe..:))

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Raji...jeera and the spices give the rice a nice aroma...