Jeera Rice Restaurant Style

Jeera Rice Restaurant Style

Jeera rice restaurant style is a simple yet delicious variant of rice which is flavoured with pan fried cumin seeds and whole spices.  It is served as a main course with any gravy or curry


  • 1/2 cup good quality long grain Basmati rice
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • For the tempering 1 tablespoon Ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Cashew nuts
  • 1 small Green chilli finely chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped


Wash the rice under running cold water and soak in enough water for at least 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, boil the rice in a pan with 3 cups of water, salt and whole spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and bay leaf) and boil.

Once boiled, let it simmer for 15 minutes uncovered on medium-low heat.

When the rice grain is cooked, turn off the flame and drain the excess water using a strainer.

Spread the rice on a large plate and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat, add cumin seeds and sauté till cumin seeds are light brown and you will get the aroma out of it.

Add cashew nuts and roast, keep stirring constantly till cashews are light brown in colour

Add green chilli, cooked rice and chopped cilantro.

Stir very gently till everything is mixed and all flavours have incorporated well.

Switch off the flame


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