Jeera Rice – Jeera Pulao – How to make Jeera Rice

December 7, 2013 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBiryani/PulaoLunch Box MenuRice Varieties  3 comments

Jeera Rice or Jeera Pulao is a flavourful & delicious rice variety. Honestly, this is no big deal a recipe to blog… But a friend of mine wanted me to post this. So this is especially for my friend “S” 🙂

Now to the recipe.


Jeera Rice My Magic Pan


Jeera Rice Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Onion – 1 large (Optional)
  • Whole Garam Masala – A few of your choice (Optional – See tips)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Ghee or oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water – 3 cups


  • Take Basmati Rice in a pressure cooker. Add whole garam masala, salt & required water and cook. (I normally cook in high flame for 1 whistle and simmer it for 5 mins & switch it off)

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  • Take oil in a pan and saute the sliced onions until they are caramelized. They should be similar to deep fried onions. Keep this aside.

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  • In the same pan, add ghee and temper with cumin seeds for a few seconds. Take care not to burn them. Add this to the cooked rice.

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Mix well and check for salt.

That’s it!! Jeera Rice / Pulao is ready. I served it with Aloo Methi (Recipe HERE).

Jeera Rice My Magic Pan



  1. Adding onions and whole garam masala is purely optional. I added cloves & star anise while cooking rice. I prefer a very mild flavour so discarded them after rice was cooked.
  2. You can add green chillies while cooking rice for a spicy flavour.


Suitable Side Dishes:

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Linking this recipe to the event : Cooking with Rice Seeds Event



– By Sundari Nathan

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