Cumin Rice

Tired of the plain boiled rice? Look no further and try this absolutely fragrant and aromatic rice recipe. Takes the same time and is much tastier. Glossy and speckled with cumin seeds (jeera). It goes with everything. Not as heavy as pilau, but more interesting than plain rice. This is enough for 2-3 people. Increase the amounts for more servings but always remember to use 2 parts water to 1 part rice.


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water


  • Rinse the rice 3-4 times.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan, heat the ghee over medium heat.
  • Add the cumin seeds and cook until they sizzle.
  • Add the rice. Cook for 1 minutes while stirring.
  • Add the water, lemon zest and salt. Stir. Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and lower the heat to low. Cook for 12 minutes, do not stir and do not remove the lid.
  • Fluff with a fork before serving.
Enjoy Xx

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