Monday, January 31, 2011

Jeera Rice/Cumin Rice

Jeera Rice. Cumin Rice. Meaning? Rice cooked with jeera, aka cumin seeds. Simply as that. More importantly, cooked in the rice cooker.  Jeera Rice. My-my. The scent of jeera and that tiny bit of spiciness from chillies in fluffy rice is such a rice pleasure.

2 cups rice (wash and drain)
2 red chillies (cut into 4 pieces)
1 medium size onion (slice thinly)
1 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tsbp oil
3 cups water
Salt for taste

When oil is heated, saute onion, add chillies and cumin seeds. Stir for a minute.
Tip into rice cooker, add washed rice and season with salt.
Stir and let it cook, after which fluff up.


  1. its really easy to cook, try out and let know how yummy you find it.

  2. looks's just that I'm not really sure what cumin is.

  3. HI Nava,

    It seems to me the easiest Dish , so far and by its color and it looks very delicious.
    Even we can do a bit of experimentation over it.


  4. uner - no problem, do try.
    Efendi - its known as jintan manis in bahasa malaysia.
    Vivek - I think thats what cooking is about,
    coming up our own combination and experimentation as you have mentioned.

  5. Mmmm.... I can smell it from here. Easy enough for me to manage :)

  6. I've bookmarked this and I'm going to try it soon.Wish me luck


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