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Jeera Rice|Cumin Rice|Jeera Pulao

Instant Pot Jeera Rice|Cumin Rice is an easy one pot flavorful rice dish made with perfectly cooked Basmati Rice flavored with jeera and whole spices.
Course entree, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian, north indian
Keyword cumin rice, gluten-free, instant pot, jeera rice, under 30 minutes, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author bhavana

Ingredients

Instructions

INSTANT POT Method

  • Press saute mode on Instant Pot. Add ghee or oil and once it's hot add Bay leaf,Cinnamon sticks, Cardamom, Cloves,Cumin/Jeera seeds.Fry for 30 secs(till aromatic).
  • Then add green chillies. Saute for another 30 secs.
  • Add Basmati Rice,water,salt and give a stir .
  • Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot
  • Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  • Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes
  • Do a Quick Pressure Release(QR) Manually.(Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  • Remove lid away from you,garnish with fresh cilantro/coriander leaves.
  • Jeera Rice is ready.

Indian Pressure Cooker Method

  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker on medium heat and once it's hot add Bay leaf,Cinnamon sticks, Cardamom, Cloves,Cumin/Jeera.Saute for 30 seconds(till aromatic)
  • Then add green chillies. Saute for another 30 secs.
  • Add Basmati Rice,water ,salt and stir well.
  • Close the lid of the cooker ,Pressure cook it for 2 whistles on medium heat
  • When it is cooled,fluff the rice.garnish with fresh cilantro/coriander leaves.
  • Jeera Rice is ready

Notes

I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT
  1. Tastes better with Ghee.Vegans can ignore Ghee(clarified butter) and use oil instead.
  2. If you want softer jeera rice, increase the water.Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice
  3. For Indian pressure cooker recipe add Add 2 cups of water for 1 cup of basmati rice.
  4. You can also add sliced onions while Sauting, adds more flavour into Jeera Rice.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.