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!! 😀
- 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
A handful of fresh Coriander leaves (chopped)
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.