Jeera Fried Rice

Jeera Fried Rice


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About this recipe: Fragrant and delicious, serve with raita or some ghee on top.

Moomal Abro

Serves: 3 

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 600ml water
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Wash rice well and soak in salted water for 30 min.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy or nonstick pan. Add onions and fry till dark brown. Remove onions and set aside, but reserve the oil in the pan.
  3. In the same oil, stir-fry cumin, peppercorns and bay leaf for a few seconds.
  4. Drain rice, reserving the water, and add the rice to the frying pan. Add sugar, stir gently, fry till rice is light brown. Add cinnamon and cloves, and stir. Add reserved water and bring to the boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer covered until rice is the cooked and the water evaporates. Rice should not be sticky when finished. Spoon the onions on top to serve.

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