August 18, 2012

Jeera Rice | Cumin Rice | Jeera Pulao | Rice Cooker Recipes

Jeera rice is probably the easiest thing to make in a rice cooker. I make it occasionally when I don't have the energy to cook up anything beyond a simple dal tadka and don't feel like rolling out rotis. The simple addition of fried jeera to cooking eliminates the need for a rasam or kozhambu. Win!

Jeera Rice with Malai Kofta
Jeera Rice with Malai Kofta

I got my rice cooker end of last year and have since cooked many things in it apart from plain 'ol rice. I have a Zojirushi Induction Rice Cooker and the consistency of rice cooked in this is unbelievably good.

JEERA RICE RECIPE - JEERA PULAO RECIPE

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Jeera Rice in Rice Cooker
Jeera rice (or cumin rice) is an easy, flavourful rice dish that's made even easier in the rice cooker.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 tsp jeera / cumin
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
1. Wash and rinse the rice until the water runs clear. 2. Transfer to the rice cooker bowl and add enough water to cook it. This will vary according to type of rice used. If using basmati rice, soak for 30 mins before proceeding. 2. Heat oil+ghee in a pan and add the jeera. When they sizzle and have turned a deep brown, remove from fire and dunk into the rice+water mixture. Add salt. 4. Cook according to your rice cooker instructions. In my Zojirushi Rice Cooker, it takes about 40 mins since it's an induction rice cooker. The texture of the rice comes out perfect each time. 5. Fluff with a fork when done and serve hot with side dish of choice.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:     Yield: 2 servings

Step by Step Pictures for Jeera (Cumin) Rice

Jeera Rice | Jeera Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Jeera Rice | Jeera Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Jeera Rice | Jeera Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao | Cumin Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao | Cumin Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao | Cumin Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Jeera Rice | Jeera Pulao | Cumin Rice Recipe in Rice Cooker

Serve hot with any side dish that goes with roti or even plain dal tadka.