Jeera Rice Recipe | How To Make Jeera Rice? Step by Step Guide!

jeera rice recipe

Jeera rice is a top-rated and easy and straightforward recipe. Even bachelors can make it. Jeera rice mostly eats with Dal Tadka or Dal Fry.

Jeera rice is one of the highest-selling dishes in Indian restaurants. This dish requires only three ingredients rice, cumin, and oil.

Preparation Time
– 5 Min
Cooking Time
– 20 Min
Total Time
– 25 Min
– 2 People
– Rice
– North Indian
  1. 1 cup basmati rice
  2. 1 1/2 cups water
  3. salt to taste
  4. 1 tbsp oil
  5. 1 tbsp ghee
  6. cumin seeds
  7. coriander leaves (finely chopped)


  1. Take 1 cup long grain basmati rice, wash rice and add 1 1/2 cup water in the rice and soak rice for 30 minutes
  2. If you have just washed rice and haven’t soaked it, use 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice.
  3. Heat up a pan on medium heat.
  4. Add the rice into the pan and add water.
  5. Add salt to taste as per your taste and mix well.
  6. Bring rice to boil in high heat.
  7. When the rice begins to boil nicely after 3-4 minutes on high heat.
  8. Lower the heat to medium. Add 1 tbsp ghee.
  9. Cover the pan and cook rice on medium heat until 95% of water is absorbed. No need to absorb all water.
  10. If rice sticks to the pan’s bottom, put a skillet on gas and put the pan on it, and cook.
  11. After 95% of cooked rice, strain the rice, and spread it on the tray.
  12. Spread the rice on the tray because the rice will help it cool faster.
  13. Heat the pan on medium heat. Add ghee. You can use oil instead of ghee, but you should use ghee to make perfect jeera rice.
  14. When the oil is hot enough, add cumin seeds and stir well make sure the cumin seeds do not turn black.
  15. Add rice and fry on low heat for about 4-5 minutes.
  16. Add salt if required as per your taste.
  17. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  18. Jeera rice is ready to serve.
  19. Jeera rice goes well with sambar, dal fry, or dal tadka. You can also have it with gravy or curry.


  1. Use thick bottom and flat pan while cooking basmati rice in the pan so that the rice gets evenly cooked. It doesn’t become sticky or clumpy. It gets nicely cooked.
  2. If you have not cooked the rice completely or have cooked it up to 90% or even less, you can sprinkle 1-2 tbsp water over the rice and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes until the rice will 100% cooked.

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