Indian Jeera (Cumin) Rice Recipe
Cumin Rice accompanied with the right curry can be a great dish for a dinner party.
1 Small sauce pan
(To boil 4 cups of water)
1 Wider Cooking pot
1 Simmer Mat
White rice / Basmati Rice
Rinsed in water a couple of times
Cumin Seeds (Jeera Seeds)
Javitri (Whole Mace)
Salt as needed
Firstly, rinse the rice a couple of times in water and then soak it in clean water for atleast 40 mins to an hour.
In a small cooking pot on high heat add in 4 cups of water and bring to boil. (The rice and water should be in the ration 1:2)
In a wider cooking pot on high heat, add in the oil.
Once its hot, add in the bay leaf, green cardamom, cloves, star anise, javitri and cinnamon stick. Stir for around 1 min until the aroma is released of the whole spices.
Add in the cumin seeds and stir for another 1 min until the seeds crackle
Turn the flame to medium heat and add in the rice (Make sure you drain the water that it was soaking in before adding it to the cooking pot)
Stir and turn it ocassionaly for around 2 mins. If you turn or stir often then the rice will break.
Now turn the heat to medium high and add in the boiling water. Add salt as needed.
Let it boil for around 5 mins until most of the water has been evaporated and you start seeing the rice.
Then turn the flame to low heat, place a simmer mat below the cooking pot and then cover and cook for another 3 mins or so until the rice is totally cooked.
Finally garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.
If you need help with any Herb or Spice listed in this recipe then refer to the guide:
List of Herbs and Spices