Jeera Rice Recipe | Jeera Pulao | Cumin Flavoured Ghee Rice

Jeera Rice Recipe - Cumin And Ghee Flavored Rice is the simplest rice recipe that you can serve with your meals. You just have to saute your rice with cumin seeds and ghee and your dish is ready.

Archana Doshi
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The Jeera Rice (Pulao) Recipe is simple rice recipe that you can make in less than 20 minutes. The fresh roasted cumin along with ghee when combined with steamed rice, brings out a fantastic nutty flavor that goes well with a variety of Dals & Kadhi's to make a great weeknight dinner.

Jeera rice is a popular dish in North India and you will find it on most restaurant menus. This flavourful rice goes well with rajma and chole as well. Jeera rice can also be packed into your office or kids lunch boxes.

Serve Jeera Rice along with Tadka Dal, Paneer Butter Masala and Garlic Naan for a weekend lunch with your family.

Here are more Rice Recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Milagu Jeera Sadam Recipe (Tossed Pepper Jeera Flavoured Rice Recipe)
  2. Ulundogorai - Spicy Urad Dal flavoured Rice (for Prashad & Naivedyam) Recipe
  3. Spicy Poppy Seed Pulao (Gasa Gasala Saddi Recipe)

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Seeraga (Jeeraga) Samba rice
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 4 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 4 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 2 Green Chillies , slit
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Jeera Rice Recipe | Jeera Pulao | Cumin Flavoured Ghee Rice

  1. To begin making the Jeera Rice Recipe, first, rinse the rice well in water.

  2. Place the washed rice in the pressure cooker, add salt, green chillies and two cups of water.

  3. Cover the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles on high heat. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

  4. Allow the rice to rest for 10 minutes before you can open the cooker. 

  5.  Heat ghee in a small pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. Once it crackles and you can smell the roasted aromas, turn off the heat.

  6. Pour the roasted cumin (jeera) into the cooked rice and using a slotted spoon, stir the rice gently and fluff it up.

  7. The Jeera Rice is now ready to be served along with Dals & Kadhi's  to make a great weeknight dinner.

  8. Serve Jeera Rice along with Tadka DalPaneer Butter Masala and Garlic Naan for a weekend lunch with your family.