Friday, January 3, 2014

Jeera Rice - Cumin flavored Rice in the Rice Cooker

The most important change I made to my original Jeera Rice recipe to make this one was adding Mint and Coriander; it added a brilliant flavorful punch to the dish. I made this in the Rice Cooker which is also something I did not previously, but now that I know how to make it in the Rice Cooker, I would prefer to cook it this way rather than on the Gas stove where I have to keep a constant watch on it. It is super easy and needs a very few ingredients as well.

Here is what you need to prepare Jeera Rice:

·         Basmati Rice – 1 Cup
·         Ghee / Clarified Butter – 2 tsp
·         Cumin Seeds / Jeera – 2 tsp
·         Green Chillies – 3-4  (to taste)
·         Mint Leaves – 7-8 (optional)
·         Coriander Leaves  - 2-3 sprigs
·         Saffron / Kesar – soaked in 2 tsps of water
·         Salt to taste
·         Fried Onions – 2 medium (optional)

How to prepare Jeera Rice:

·         Wash and drain the Basmati Rice and keep

·         Heat Ghee / Clarified Butter in a pan

·         Add the Cumin Seeds, Green Chillies, Mint and Coriander leaves and stir

·         Add the drained Basmati Rice and mix in

·         Add required amount of Salt

·         Transfer entire contents to a Rice Cooker

·         Add two cups of water and let is cook

·         After some when most of the water is soaked, add the Kesar

·         Once done, garnish with fried Onions and serve

We ate this with Murgh Achaari and a wonderful mixed Salad

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