Jeera Rice | Jeera rice in Microwave

Jeera Rice

Jeera Rice is a a simple flavourful rice preparation, which can be served with dal, any vegetable curry, chicken or mutton curry  or just plain curds and pickle. This is a microwave recipe and so it gets cooked in a jiffy. Jeera rice pairs well with Punjabi Chole, Dal Makhni, Methi Murg etc.  Here goes the recipe: 


1 cup Basmati rice
2 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
1 tbsp Ghee (clarified butter)
2 cups Water
Salt  as per taste


  • Wash rice and soak in water for around 15 minutes. 
  • Take a microwave safe bowl.
  • Put ghee in it and add jeera.
  • Cook uncovered, on high for 30 seconds.
  • Add rice, salt and 2 cups of water and mix it well. 
  • Microwave uncovered, on high for 15 minutes.  
  • Cook covered for another 5 minutes.  
  • Let it stand for 5 minutes.  Serve hot.


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