Feb 19

Zeera Rice or Rice with Cumin seeds

A favorite party dish, Zeera rice makes any spread all the more festive. One of the easiest things to make, Zeera rice is a definite must for a party.

Zeera Rice or Rice with Cumin seeds


  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water


  1. Make sure the rice is washed until water runs clear before cooking. This is more important with this recipe since rice is boiled with an exact measure of water. This means it is not feasible to drain out the excess starch after the rice is cooked, since the salt will get washed out, and the taste will be altered
  2. Heat Oil in a pan.
  3. Once hot, add salt and cumin seeds and wait till they start popping.
  4. Add rice and mix well.
  5. Add water and boil for 10 minutes.
  6. This can be made with white or brown rice. My method is for white rice-but if you prefer brown rice, you should adjust the cooking time. Although brown rice is much healthier, white rice is preferred for taste and presentation..
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