Jeera Pulao

Cumin Flavored Fried Rice

	Long Grained Rice	200 gms.
	Water 			2 cups
	Cumin seeds		2 tsp.
	Bay leaf		1 no.
	Cinnamon stick 2"	2 nos.
	Black cardamom 		1 no.
	Ghee 			1 tbsp.
	Salt			To taste

  • Wash rice thoroughly and soak in water for half an hour. Drain thoroughly.
  • In a pan, heat Ghee. Add the cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom and cinnamon.
  • When cumin seeds sizzle, add the rice.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Stir till ghee coats every grain of rice and it looks glossy.
  • Add water. Bring to a boil. Stir once.
  • Reduce heat to minimum and cover the pan with a lid. Leave a little gap, otherwise water will boil over.
  • Rice will be done when holes appear on the surface and water has been completely absorbed.
  • Fork the rice out onto a serving dish. This will separate each grain out.
  • Serve hot with any curry.

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