Firangi Jeera Rice

by Amrutam India

Looking for the perfect quick and healthy meal at anytime of the day? Jeera rice is your answer. It is easy to make and takes a minimum of 5 minutes. Jeera rice easily makes its way in all kinds of gatherings. Combined with the nutritional benefits of A2 cow ghee, this dark horse of side dishes is surely a winner in health as well as taste.


1 cup Long-grain Basmati rice

2 tbsp Amrutam desi cow ghee

2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 Green Chilli, chopped

3-4 Cloves

2-3 Green Cardamom

1 inch Cinnamon

3-4 Black Peppercorns

2-3 drops of Lemon juice

1 Bay Leaf

1 tsp Salt or to taste

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped

Preparation method:

  • Wash the rice thoroughly and soak in 2-3 cups of water for about 30 minutes. Drain the water.

  • Heat ghee in a pan. Once heated, add cumin seeds so that they crackle well, then add green chilli and fry for a few seconds.

  • Add cardamom, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon.

  • Add the soaked rice, lemon juice, bay leaf, salt and 2 cups of water (double the quantity of rice).

  • Cover the pan and cook the rice on low heat till it has softened and the water is absorbed.

  • Then switch off the heat and let the rice rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.