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Easy Jeera rice recipe

Jeera rice is an easy variety rice that is perfect to go with dal and a vegetable sabji. It is really fragrant with Basmati rice and Shahi jeera.
Prep Time19 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon Shah jeera
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 Sliced onion optional
  • Oil for deep frying onion
  • Salt as needed
  • 1.5 cups Water


  • Soak rice for ½ hour and in a small pressure cooker/pressure pan, heat ghee and add the shah jeera, take care not to burn and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the rice drained and fry for two minutes.
  • After that, add 1 and ½ cups of water and bring to boil, add salt and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles in medium flame.
  • Once pressure released naturally, fluff gently.


  • Soaking rice for long time ensures you giving soft cooked rice. So soak as much longer as possible. If you are in hurry, you can soak in hot water for 10 mins.
  • Using shahi jeera is recommended than the ordinary jeera, as ordinary cumin seeds will be too strong.