Jeera Rice Recipe / Jeera Rice / Cumin Rice / How to Make Jeera Rice

Jeera rice recipe is a easy to prepare, tastes awesome and popular dish in North India, an everyday rice dish. Jeera rice is a simple preparation of rice that has been flavored with jeera or cumin seeds. You can enjoy with almost any dal or vegetable curry and plain curds or pickle. 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3
  • Skill Level: Easy


  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Cumin Seed or Jeera – 1 tbsp
  • Cloves – 2-3 nos.
  • Bay Leaf or Tej Patta – 1-2nos.
  • Cinnaman or Dal Chini – 1 nos.
  • Turmeric Powder (optinal) – 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste –
  • Water as needed –


  • Wash rice and in a large pan, add 4-5 cup water, 1/2 tbsp oil and 1/2 tbsp salt and boil it.
  • When it’s boiling, add rice.
  • Cook it till gets soft and drain extra water, keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium flame, add cumin seed, cloves, tej patta and cinnaman.
  • Fry it properly.
  • Add cooked rice and salt, mix well.
  • Serve hot jeera rice with curry or curd.
JEERA RICE RECIPE was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes