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Cumin Rice (Jeera Rice)

Jeera is the Indian/Hindi word for Cumin.    If you love this style of food, it’s such a simple way to make boring basmati taste amazing. Add this rice alongside any Indian or Indian-style dish, and you’ll have raised the bar the easy way. I know some of you don’t like to chew on the bits, I love leaving them in to impart as much flavour as I can, but if you don’t want them, I suggest you fish them out at the end or add them to a bouquet garni bag.  The later will result in less flavour being released, but it’s tastier than nothing at all.

Cumin Rice
Jeera rice recipe (or cumin rice)
 
This is a delicious alternative to plain rice. You can easily double or triple this recipe. To add some colour, add a pinch of turmeric or a pinch of saffron to the rice. For added flavour, why not fold through some caramelised onions at the end.
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Recipe type: Main, Side
Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
  • 1 Sleeve of Bec's Cumin Rice Spice Blend
  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • Good Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. Oil or ghee
  • Coriander leaves for garnish (optional)
Method
  1. Wash then soak the basmati rice in water for 15-20 minutes. Then drain the rice and set aside.
  2. Heat a pan, then add oil or ghee. Turn the heat to low when the oil is hot, add the spices as above.
  3. Allow the spices to become fragrant, swirl the pan a few times while this is happening, taking care not to burn them, or they’ll become bitter.
  4. Add the soaked rice and sauté for 1-2 minutes while stirring.
  5. Add a large pinch of salt then water to cover. Bring to the boil, reduce to simmer with a lid on for 10 mins. Set aside for 10 mins with the lid on before serving.
  6. Fluff and serve while hot. Garnish with coriander leaves if you like.

 

 

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