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Jeera Rice

Recipe by Lata Anand of Santa Clara, US

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3 nos. Bay leaves
  • 4 tbsps. Clarified Butter
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Salt to taste

For garnishing : Fried cashews and Rasins


  1. Clean, soak the rice in water for an hour and then drain the water.
  2. Heat ghee in a vessel, add the cumin seeds, bay leaves,and let it splutter.
  3. Next, add soaked rice and fry a little longer in medium high heat about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add 4 cups of water(hot water is preferable), salt, sugar and boil the rice on high heat for 3-4 minutes and then cook over a low flame till rice gets soft and water is absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat and serve hot.
  6. Garnish with fried Cashews and Raisins.


Lata Anand

Lata Anand

Sure! you can cook in the microwave :-)

Rituparna Das

excellent!! I lked it .. yummy ... hey I believe we can also do it on microwave right.

asma amjad

Great..............& very simple i tried ,it was tasty



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