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Indian Rice Dish with spices.

Indian Rice Dish – Jeera Rice | Delicious Fried Rice with Cumin

This recipe will cover a wonderful Indian rice dish known as Jeera Rice. The dish is very simple and is essentially fried rice with cumin and a few other wonderful spices.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2


  • 1.5 cups Basmati Rice
  • 2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 5 Cloves
  • 5 Cardamom Pods
  • Salt
  • Cooking Oil


  • Add 2 tsp cumin seeds, 5 cloves and 5 cardamom pods to an oiled pan on medium heat and temper for 1 - 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and stir everything together, seasoning with salt.
  • Pour over enough boiling water to submerge and then again. Add a bay leaf at this stage as well.
  • Simmer this until the water is completely gone. You can do this with a lid, which will take a little longer. Or you can do it without the lid and top up the water until the rice is cooked.
  • Stir everything together and serve.
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