Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jeera Rice

It just cant get any simpler than Jeera rice :-) . Jeera rice is a very humble north Indian rice dish packed with jeera flavor that just needs 5 minutes of your time and it goes best with dal which is another easy accompaniment. First few months after my wedding, if you have had food at my place, theres no way you could have missed this . So if your newly married , beginner in cooking or just another person who is in need of a quick fix lunch/dinner menu try this - jeera rice, dal, potato roast , raitha ,a good drink - all in 1 hours time!  Its called the "Just Married" menu  ;).

Jeera Rice




Ingredients

Serves - 2
Spice Level - Not spicy but flavorful
Prep Time - 5 min
Cook time - 15 min


Basmati Rice - 1 cup [washed and soaked in water for 10 min, drain and keep aside]
Jeera - 4 Tbsp
Onion - 1 , chopped well
Green chilli - 1 , slit lengthwise and cut in half
Ginger-Garlic [GG] paste - 1/2 Tsp
Coriander leaves -  a handful, chopped
Salt - as per need
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Water - 1.5 cups

How do you do it

Heat oil in a kadai. Add jeera and let it roast and give a nice aroma - few seconds. Add in the chopped onions and green chilli, GG paste and saute till onions are translucent. Now add in the coriander leaves, basmati rice and saute well for a few 1-2 minutes. Now empty the contents into your rice cooker , add 1.5 cups of water, required salt and cook for 12-15 minutes.

Serve warm with yellow dal tadka

Notes

You might also cook the rice separately for 12 minutes and cool it and mix well with the tempering to retain white color of the dish , but the rice cooker method is quicker.
 


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4 Yummmm:

Meena B August 24, 2012 at 5:07 AM  

awesome ur pics r tempting me.. jeera rice tastes really good with dal

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Lavi August 25, 2012 at 12:31 AM  

ha.ha..just married menu!! actually this is the only rice dish i could prepare properly! an easy and hit one always! Nice presentation and love the colors in the pic!

Swetha August 26, 2012 at 4:26 AM  

:) same here lavi, one of the first easiest thing i learn is jeera rice, i used to make it so often those days! :) Thanks for the comments. :)

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