Jeera Red Rice

Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
5-6 servings
  • 1 cup of red rice
  • 2 tbsp onions
  • 2 pieces of slit green chillies
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-inch piece of cinnamon
  • 2-3 pieces of cloves
  • 2 pieces of cardamom
  • ½ tsp jeera seeds
  • Clean, wash and soak red rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a pan.
  • Add jeera seeds and let them splutter/pop.
  • Add sliced onions and slit green chillies and sauté till onions are transparent.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry lightly.
  • Add water (3 times the quantity of rice), salt and bring to boil.
  • Put the rice in the pot of boiling water. Mix thoroughly and bring to boil.
  • Reduce flame and cook until rice absorbs water.
  • Add chopped coriander and mint.
  • Seal tightly with a fitting lid and place pot on top of a thick tawa. (To ensure that rice is cooked well, do not place the pot directly on top of the flame/stove.)
  • When steam comes out of the sides of the lid, the rice is done.

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