Jeera Rice (Indian Cumin Rice)

Jeera Rice (Indian Cumin Rice)

A traditional Indian rice dish loaded with fragrant cumin seeds.

Ingredients:

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 1tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1tbsp ghee (or oil)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1tsp Aleppo chilli flakes
  • fresh coriander to garnish
Method:

  1. Wash the basmati rice a few times to get rid of the starch, place in a bowl and cover with cold water, soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the rice and set aside, heat the ghee (or oil) in a pan, add the jeera, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf and fry for around 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add the the rice and toss around in the fat until coated, cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. Add 500ml cold water and bring to the boil, season with salt & pepper, reduce the heat and simmer for 6 minutes or until the water has evaporated.
  5. Turn off the heat and cover, rest for 5 minutes before removing the cloves, cinnamon stick & bay leaf.
  6. Top with chopped coriander & serve alongside your favourite curry.
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