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Jeera (Cumin Seed) Rice

Jeera_Rice_1 Jeera Rice is a tasty, aromatic dish.It is a type of fried rice but easily digestible as it contains jeera.

Serves: Six

Cooking time: approximately 40 minutes including preparation time.


  • Raw rice – 4 cups
  • Jeera (Cumin seeds) – 2 table spoons
  • Ghee – 2 table spoons
  • Lemon juice – 10 drops
  • Salt – as per taste



  • Soak rice for 20 minutes; drain it completely.

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  • Heat a pressure cooker with ghee and add cumin seeds; let it splutter well.
  • Add drained rice, fry gently in low flame without breaking the rice for 4 to 5 minutes.

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  • Add 8 cups of water, salt and lemon juice drops.

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  • Close pressure cooker with lid and after a whistle keep for 5 minutes in low flame, then switch off stove.
  • Open after 20 minutes and mix the rice gently.
  • Jeera Rice is now ready and any vegetable curry suits well.



  • Basmati rice may be used in lieu of raw rice.
  • Do not over soak rice.

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