Introduction: Jeera (Cumin) Rice

A Jeera rice recipe that's easy to make, which can be paired with any Indian side!

Step 1: Soaking the Rice

- This recipe used 2 cups of Rice but can be manipulated for any amount

1. Soak 2 cups of Rice in enough water to completely cover it

2. Let it soak for 10 mins

- Soaking the Rice, reduces the cooking time with heat, thus retaining flavour (particularly in the case of Basmati rice

Step 2: Adding Aroma and Flavour to the Rice

1. Drain the soaked rice and transfer to a pressure cooker

2. Add 2 cups of water to the 2 cups of rice (To obtain long and firm rice)

3. Add 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon salt and saffron strands to the rice

Step 3: Cooking the Rice

1. Cook the rice in the pressure cooker for approximately 15 mins or 4 whistles to obtain firm and moist rice

(In case the rice is left for more time or whistles, the rice will become more dry)

Step 4: Serving the Rice

1. Let the cooked rice sit for 10 mins before serving

2. Serve the rice with any side of preference and enjoy!

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