Did you know India is the biggest rice-producing country in the world! Rice has been an intrinsic part of Indian cuisine; almost every part of the country consumes rice. While it is true that India is more renowned for its indulgent gravies and curries, there are countless rice preparations that boast of a global fan-following too. Jeera rice is one such rice delicacy that is a staple across all festivities and family gatherings. The hint of cumin interspersed with well-cooked rice grains makes for a treat any time of the day. Pair jeera rice with a soothing stew, robust gravy or dal and you know you are in for a treat!
In this recipe, Mumbai-based blogger and YouTuber Alpa Modi schools us how to make restaurant-style jeera rice at home. You must have tried making the delicacy at home, and wondered why it is so different from the one you have had at your favorite Indian restaurant. At times, the rice is too mushy and sometimes the cumin gets too overpowering. The recipe was posted on the YouTube Channel ‘Something’s Cooking With Alpa’. The video also talks about easy tips and tricks to get the dish right. The best part about this rice recipe is that anybody can make it at home and you need only a handful of common ingredients to ace it! Make sure you use basmati rice for the best experience.