Jeera Fried Rice


This is a simple preparation of rice which is flavored with shahijeera which is very aromatic. Jeera fried rice is versatile & is easily enjoyed accompanied with any dal or vegetable preparation. It goes exceptionally well with chicken, mutton, egg & fish  gravies too. It tastes great with plain curds & pickle & can be used to prepare any biryani as well.

In this recipe, besides the fragrant shahijeera, cardamom & other whole spices imparts their individual flavor. The delightful green of the fresh coriander turns this plain simple rice into a dish to be relished! Jeera Fried Rice is loved all over the world. It is excellent for children too. Go for this jeera rice.. I’m sure you will love it!! 😀

Ingredients :

  • 200 gms. Basmati Rice or any long grained rice (aged rice)
  • 2 med. Onions (peeled & thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsps. Shahijeera
  • 5 Peppercorns
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 inch piece Cinnamon Stick
  • 5 Cloves
  • 1 Black Cardamom (slightly crushed)
  • 4 Green Cardamoms (slightly crushed)
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • 4 tbsps. Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee
  • Salt to taste

Garnishing :
A handful of fresh Coriander leaves (chopped)

Method :
Pick the rice & wash it about 2-3 times till the water runs clear.

Drain & let soak for about 20 mins.

Cook the rice in a sufficiently large pot of boiling & salted water till 3/4th done.

Drain completely & let it cool completely.

Heat a sufficiently large & deep wok/kadhai/dekchi/pot with oil & ghee till hot.

Add peppercorns, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, cloves & shahijeera, black & green cardamoms & let it splutter.

Then add onions, a little salt & pinch of sugar & fry the onions till a light golden brown. Keep a few fried onions aside for garnishing.

Add the cooled rice & toss till well mixed. Take care that the grains of rice do not break. Adjust salt to taste.

Toss the rice till it gets a fried & glossy look.

Serve hot garnished with reserved fried onions & chopped fresh coriander.

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