Jeera/Cumin seeds Rice

A simple but delicious rice dish.I prefer to make it with non-veg dish.This preparation is very similar to bagara rice.

Nutritional Value of Cumin Seed:
Cumin is small grayish brown seed of a plant of coriander family. It is spicy in taste and is used commonly for adding flavor to the food.Cumin is rich in potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium and sodium. It has good amount of iron and small amount of zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.Cumin is rich in Vitamin A and choline. It has good amount of Vitamin C, E, niacin and has small amount of Vitamin K, B6, thiamin, riboflavin and flolate.100g of Cumin has 375 calories. Calories from fat are 186.
Health Benefits of Cumin: Cumin is good to cure digestive disorders and to detoxify the human body. It reduces the risk of stomach and liver tumors; it helps cure flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness, common cold . Cumin when boiled with water makes good tonic for heath.
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1/2 inch
Clove - 1
Cardamom /Elaichi - 1(optional)
Onion - 1 small
Green chili - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Oil - 2tsp
1.Wash and soak basmathi rice for 30 min.
2.Slice onions,green chillies ,keep them aside.
3.Heat oil in pan ,add bay leaf,cinnamon,clove,cardamom,cumin seeds,once the cumin seeds splutter add onion,green chillies .Cook onion until its transparent,add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 min.
4.Drain the water from rice add to the onion mixture ,add salt and saute the rice for 3-4 min on medium heat.
5.Add water and cook the rice until its done.I prefer open cooking but after adding water you can transfer into rice cooker .
Serve hot with any gravy of your choice .


Love this rice anytime of the day... Love the long grains dear...

December 15, 2010 at 10:17 PM  

Simple and flavourful rice.

December 16, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

Love this jeera rice with paneer butter masala,my fav..great looking rice..

December 16, 2010 at 5:02 AM  

sooper presentation..this is just brilliant dear..
Tasty appetite

December 16, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

first time here lovley site and rice

December 16, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

luvd the name & template of ur blog...& ur recipes too...

December 16, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

Jeera rice is looking yum.

December 17, 2010 at 1:10 AM  

Thank lovely ladies.
@Torviewtoronto & Hasna :welcome to essence-de-life world,thanks for stopping by.

December 17, 2010 at 10:02 AM  

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