Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice)

5 mins
20 mins
Written By:
Neha Chandra

Adding cumin elevates a simple rice dish into one that is pleasing on the eyes, mouth and stomach! Cumin increases the ability for the body to absorb nutrients and digest the food better. It pairs so well with curries adding extra depth and flavour to your meal.

It's also a genius way to make you look like a wizard in the kitchen. After you've cooked the rice, it take minutes to temper the cumin and mix it through. It's SO simple yet adds such a beautiful nutty flavour to the fluffy white rice.

Think of this simple addition next time you make rice - trust me you'll love it!

5 mins
20 mins

Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice)


  • 1 tsp ghee or oil
  • 1/2 cup basmati white rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tbs cumin seeds
  • Chopped coriander leaves


Soak rice for 20 minutes in water

Boil 4 cups of water in a pot and once boiling add rinsed rice, 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp salt

Mix well and boil for 10 minutes until rice is cooked

Drain water and pour cold water over to prevent it from cooking

In a large pan heat 1 tsp oil or ghee and add 1 tbs cumin seeds

Add in the cooked rice and extra salt to taste and mix well

Top with a handful of chopped coriander leaves

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