Restaurant Style Jeera Rice by Tarla Dalal

Restaurant Style Jeera Rice by Tarla Dalal

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If minimal ingredients can create a dish worthy of the lords, then this is it! Restaurant-Style Jeera Rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetising aroma of jeera. Coriander peps up the rice further, while a dollop of melted butter added at the end gives the rice a pleasant yellow tinge and a tempting shine, which you are sure to notice whenever you order Jeera Rice at restaurants. If possible, serve this dish immediately to enjoy a burst of flavours along with the crackling crispness of cumin seeds.

  

Recipe Description for Restaurant Style Jeera Rice

Soaking Time:  30 minutes
Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 cup long grained rice (basmati)
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp ghee
salt to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) , optional
1 tbsp melted butter

Method
  1. Wash and drain the rice thoroughly.
  2. Combine the rice along with enough water in a deep bowl, cover it with a lid and keep aside to soak for 30 minutes. Drain well and keep the rice aside.
  3. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan and add the salt and rice to it. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Strain it using a strainer and transfer it into a flat plate immediately. Spread it evenly using a flat ladle and keep aside to cool completely (for approx. 30 minutes). Remember to toss the rice gently once in a while to ensure that all the steam gets evaporated.
  5. Heat a broad non-stick pan and add the oil and ghee.
  6. When the ghee melts just slightly, add the cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds. Remove the pan from the flame, add the cooked rice, a little salt and coriander and mix gently.
  7. Put the pan back onto the flame and cook it on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while tossing gently but continuously.
  8. Add 1 tbsp of melted butter and mix gently.
  9. Serve hot.

Handy tip

  1. While soaking the rice, you can add 3 drops of lemon juice to ensure that after cooking each grain of rice is separate.

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