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Jeera Rice (ജീരകം അരി, జీలకర అన్నము, சீரகம் அரிசி, जीरा चावल)

Jeera Rice (ജീരകം അരി, జీలకర అన్నము, சீரகம் அரிசி, जीरा चावल) is a simple and tasty variation on plain boiled rice made with cumin seeds.  It can be taken with almost all indian curries, meat or veggie. It can also form a simple meal by itself when served with some cucumber raita and salad.

Religion Dish : Kerala; Andhra; Karnataka; Tamil Nadu; South and North India.

Cuisine Style : Kerala | Cooking Time 25 minutes | Take with any veg or non veg side dish | Type Lunch or Dinner | Shelf Life :1 day | Quantity : 2Servings.

Appx. Nutritional values : calculated for 1 serving ( 1cup)

Calories (429 K cal), Carbohydrates (71.8 g), Protein (7.5 g), Fat (12.4 g).

Ingridents to serve :

  • Basmati Rice 1 cup
  • Ghee 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) 2 tbsp
  • Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • To garnish cilantro/coriander leaves

Method :

  1. Cook rice and allow it to cool. Add 1 tsp of ghee to rice.
  2. Slightly crush the cumin seeds.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan.
  4. Add crushed cumin seeds and pepper powder and fry till the aroma comes add rice , salt and mix well.
  5. Garnish with some coriander leaves  and serve hot .


Other variants / Cuisine Style : 1. Simple Jeera rice  2. Jeera rice with onions and ginger garlic paste.

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