Restaurant Style Jeera Rice

Restaurant Style Jeera Rice

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If minimal ingredients can create a dish worthy of the lords, then this is it! Restaurant-Style Jeera Rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetising aroma of jeera.

Coriander peps up the rice further, while a dollop of melted butter added at the end gives the rice a pleasant yellow tinge and a tempting shine, which you are sure to notice whenever you order Jeera Rice at restaurants.

If possible, serve this dish immediately to enjoy a burst of flavours along with the crackling crispness of cumin seeds.

Enjoy with your favourite dal and roasted papad or Roasted Khichiya Papad as an accompaniment.

Restaurant Style Jeera Rice recipe - How to make Restaurant Style Jeera Rice

Soaking Time:  30 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 cup long grained rice (basmati)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp ghee
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
1 tbsp melted butter

  1. Wash and drain the rice thoroughly.
  2. Combine the rice along with enough water in a deep bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes. Drain well and keep the rice aside.
  3. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan and add the salt and rice to it. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Strain it using a strainer and transfer it into a flat plate immediately. Spread it evenly using a flat ladle and keep aside to cool completely (for approx. 30 minutes). Remember to toss the rice gently once in a while to ensure that all the steam gets evaporated.
  5. Heat a broad non-stick pan and add the oil and ghee.
  6. When the ghee melts just slightly, add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds. Remove the pan from the flame, add the cooked rice, a little salt and coriander and mix gently.
  7. Put the pan back onto the flame and cook it on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while tossing gently but continuously.
  8. Add 1 tbsp of melted butter and mix gently.
  9. Serve hot.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. While soaking the rice, you can add 3 drops of lemon juice to ensure that after cooking each grain of rice is separate.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy232 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates33.7 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat9.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A202.9 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.8 mg
Vitamin C1 mg
Folic Acid3.4 mcg
Calcium5.7 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium23.2 mg
Potassium2.6 mg
Zinc0.6 mg
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Restaurant Style Jeera Rice
 on 04 Sep 19 05:39 PM

Tarla Dalal
06 Sep 19 08:47 AM
   Khyati, Thanks for the feedback. It does help others use the site for its information.
Restaurant Style Jeera Rice
 on 26 Apr 17 01:44 PM

Too good... Totally justifies the name.... I made this jeera rice with dal tadka and my mother in law applauded me a lot. Thanks a lot for this and many more such authentic recipes which I cook very often in my kitchen.