This flavourful way of serving your plain old boring rice will make it more appealing to the eyes. They not only tastes delicious with the flavour of the ghee coming through along with the crunch of the fried cumin seeds, but it will complement any side dish that is served along with it. Try serving it with some Butter Chicken, Dal Makhni, Paneer Butter Masala or Mutton Fry. Even a simple Dal fry will taste much more delicious when paired with jeera rice.
- 1 cup Basmati rice, soaked for 30 minutes
- salt to taste
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 2-3 tbsp. ghee (clarified butter)
- 1 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds
- 2 green chilies, slit (opt)
- 1/4 tsp. chili flakes (opt)
Pressure cook the rice in 1 1/2 cups water, salt and lime juice for 1 whistle. Spread on a plate to cool down.
Heat ghee in a pan and temper with the cumin seeds. After it stops crackling, add the rice and mix well. Saute for a minute on low flame and remove on the serving dish.
Garnish with chili flakes and green chilies. Serve with any side dish of your choice.