Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jeera Rice

#JeeraRice : I had some left over bottle gourd morekuzhambu in fridge. So I decided to prepare a rice to have with that. I made a bland Jeera rice to go with that spicy morekuzhambu.

Jeera Rice

Ingredients :
1/2 cup                                    Basmati Rice OR Raw rice
1 Tsp                                       Cumin
1                                              Star anise
1                                              Bay leaf
1 inch piece                             Cinnamon
1 Tbsp                                     Green peas [ optional ]
2 Tsp                                       Ghee or Oil
1 Tsp                                       White pepper powder [ optional ]
3/4 Tsp                                    Salt [ adjust ]

Method :
Wash rice once and soak in water.
Then take a pressure cooker and keep over a medium flame.
Add oil and crackle cumin.
Then add all other spices taken.

Drain water completely and add rice into the cooker.
Stir well until its color becomes bright white.

Add enough salt, 1 cup of water and green peas.
Close the lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Then reduce the flame to SIM position and cook for 3 minutes.

Jeera Rice

Open after the steam completely subsides.
If needed at this point add pepper powder.
Mix well with a ladle lightly without mashing the rice.

Have it with any spicy kuruma or paneer masala
I relished with spicy morekuzhambu as I said before!!

Jeera Rice

Note : Do not soak rice more than 10 minutes.

Other tasty rice varieties you might like to try :
Thengai sadham [ coconut rice ] Thengai murungaikeerai sadham [ coconut murungaikeerai rice ] Murungaikeerai Rice [ Moringa leaf rice ] Peas Pulav Rice varieties