Rice in Desi ghee is an ultimate combo! find the easy and delicious recipe here!
Jeera Rice is an amazing and super easy recipe. I remember as a kid I used to love having jeera rice with dahi. Not that I dont love now. Mom would force me to have dals, curries along with it, but I would simply opt for dahi.
Well, when it comes to rice, I am a big fan. So, plenty of more rice recipes would be pouring in here..
I welcome Rice lovers to enjoy reading and trying these recipes and also to give suggestions for any recipe I may add here.
Rice is staple food for many and its a energy-rich food with several cuisines using it in amazing ways! Well they are classified broadly into white and brown rice.
Brown Rice Vs White Rice
Nutritionists claim that brown rice are more healthy than white as brown rice have more fiber than the white rice. White rice is refined and polished whereas brown rice is not. Hence brown rice has more nutritional value.
As rice means loads of starch, its not advisable for people with diabetes. A few research claims that brown rice is a substitute of white rice for diabetic patients.
Recently I have tried incorporating brown rice in my diet and must say its amazing. If you wish you can try Veg Brown Rice Pulao Recipe.
Here I have used Basmati rice as I love their aroma. My kids come running to kitchen at the first whistle of cooker as even they know that its rice on the menu.
The best thing about Basmati rice is that they become long after cooking and they are not sticky. I have used Desi Ghee for the special Jeera Chaunk (tadka). You may use any other oil of your choice.
As a word of suggestion, if you can opt for desi ghee, Do try rice recipes in desi ghee. You would surely come back here and share your wonderful experience. ..
I have used our standard Indian wonder spices: Clove (laung), Bayleaf (tejpatta), Black pepper(whole), Jeera. You may add other spices like Big Cardamom, Cinnamon etc.
As these are heated in nature, you may add them in little quantity especially if weather is hot. In winters, they can be eaten easily.
My Jeera Rice are ready. Thankfully, I clicked the pictures for the blog just in time as these rice are simply gone soon.
Give it a try and share your words here!!
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Jeera Rice | How to prepare Jeera Rice
- 2.5 cups rice I have used Basmati Rice
- 2 tablespoon Desi ghee
- 1/2 tsp Heeng (Asaefotida)
- 2 tsp Jeera (Cumin)
- salt as per taste
- 1 medium bayleaf (Tejpatta)
- 5 cups water
- 3 small black pepper whole
- 1 small clove (Laung)
- Take the raw basmati rice in a large bowl. If they are old, they taste quite better. SO you may manually check for any insects.
- Rinse them several times through running water. Soak them for around 20 min.
- You will see that rice has swollen up.
- Take a pressure cooker. Add desi ghee to it. Add the spices ; Jeera, heeng, black pepper, clove, bayleaf to it.
- Once they splutter, add soaked rice. Make sure to remove the water in which rice were soaked.
- Add Water to the rice and mix well. Give two whistles on full and simmer for max of 2 min. If rice are not soaked and you wish to make them immediately, then add 2.5 times water as of the rice quantity. And put on simmer for 5 min.
- Once cooker cools off, remove the lid. The rice has almost doubled up and they came out really well.
- The jeera rice is ready. Serve it with your choice of dal, curry or curd.
|Serving size: 1 people|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3.7g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 2.1g||11%|
|Total Carbohydrate 49.3g||18%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.8g||3%|
|Total Sugars 0.1g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|