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Friday, March 23, 2012

Jeera rice | Easy lunch box ideas

Jeera-rice-recipe
Jeera rice is not a complicated recipe to blog about, still , as I am busy and tied up with some works, thought of posting this simple rice. I make jeera pulao too, but jeera rice is nothing but rice tempered with jeera. We can make it exotic by topping with deep fried sliced onions. It is best for lunch boxes with a dal and a subzi. I am really sorry, some how missed the step wise pictures, though there were only two, I will very soon update it surely.
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Jeera rice recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Basmati rice - 1 cup

Shah jeera - 1 tblsp

Ghee - 2 tblsp

Sliced onion (optional) - 1

Oil - For deep frying onion

Salt - As needed

Water - 1 & 1/2 cup


Method

  1. Soak rice for 1/2 hour and in a small pressure cooker/pressure pan, heat ghee and add the shah jeera, take care not to burn and fry for few seconds. Add the rice drained and fry for two minutes. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water and bring to boil, add salt and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles in medium flame.

Notes

  • Soaking rice for long time ensures you giving soft cooked rice. So soak as much longer as possible.
  • Using shah jeera is recommended than the ordinary jeera.

Top with deep fried onions if you want to make it special or serve hot with any dal,papad and a subzi.
Easy-jeera-rice


Dal and subji/subzi to go with this rice
Cauliflower currry DSC_2481-1 Aloo-gobi
Aloo-bhendi-masala  Dal fry with aloo gobi mutter fry



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39 Stars(comments):

  1. Jeera rice, very good idea indeed dear! :)

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  2. Simple and tasty rice.

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  3. it tastes with great with dal :)

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  4. This one is my fav with some curry :)

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  5. Simply and flavorful rice recipe !! Nice clicks..love the spoons in the pic !!

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  6. easy and tasty receipe... my fav...

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  7. Simple and flavourful rice, beautiful pictures.

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  8. very simple rice...love the jeera flavour in this

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  9. Simple rice, ideal for rich side dishes, nice clicks..

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  10. simple and delicious.

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  11. Perfect click is giving a life to the simple recipe.:)

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  12. Simple n flavourful rice! I add a fist full of frozen green peas also! will give a pleasant colour to the rice~

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  13. Simple yet delicious. This is waht i like abt jeera rice

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  14. Perfect comfort food!

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  15. simple and flavorful rice,looks perfect raji :)
    beautiful clicks.

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  16. Its simple and I like to make with a nice kurma or gravy.

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  17. Perfect lunch box idea...looks flavourful and yumm

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  18. Simple and pleasant flavor of jeera.

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  19. love it with dhal makhani

    http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.in/2012/03/ugadi-wishes.html

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  20. Flavorful and yummy rice..

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  21. looks delicious and yummy .....

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  22. Oh gosh love it with all these side dishes.. pls invite home ..

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  23. this is a comfort food for my son. He loves it because of no chilli, no veggies & no spice powders :) Lovely picture.

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  24. this is the easiest and yummiest rice preparation...often make it in microwave. yours look delightful.

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  25. will try dis soon....i remember noting down coriander pulao from this blog...it has become a favourite in our home...couldnt find it now while searching....thanks for these simple yet filling rice dishes....as always love your presentation...

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  26. yummy n flavorful rice...i too posted it just now.

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  27. Such a simple and lip smacking rice, love it!

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  28. Love jeera rice.., what a comfortable food.., as always lovely clicks raji..

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  29. one of my most fav rice variety..I love the addition of fried onions 2 dis..

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  30. I love Jeera rice. I can eat it just like that with an additional helping of ghee melting on the hot rice and slithering through the rice all the while coating it. Yum!

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  31. Flavorful comfort food..

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  32. such a simple and yummy rice and never tried with shahi jeera

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  33. Hi
    I love jeera rice.can u tell me where to get shah jeera in singapore.before i got in mustafa but now its not there

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  34. it's tasty..............padmashyam

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  35. it's tasty......padmashyam

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