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Recipe: Instant Pot Jeera Rice

Fresh Pasta Machine, Recipe
Super simple, super delicious rice recipe that can accompany any Indian dish or many others. Plain white rice is so yesterday, add some tremendous flavor to any rice dish.

Plain white rice is so, plain. This rice is designed primarily for Indian Cuisine, but it will 'play nice' with many other dishes and cuisines. Try this the next time you need a rice accompaniment.

This recipe was modified from the original at Cook With Manal!. A wonderful resource for Indian and Fusion Cuisine

Prep, Cook, Servings

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 15 min.

Servings: 8


3 tablespoons ghee. (if you don't have ghee, use oil)

3 bay leaves

9 cloves

9 whole green cardamoms

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

3 cups basmati rice

3 3/4 cups water

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

Optional: 1 to 3 green chilis sliced.


Wash the rice 4-5 times until the water turns clear. Drain and set it aside.

Set the Instant Pot to Saute mode and preheat. Once it's hot, add the ghee. Then add bay leaves, sliced green chili, cloves, green cardamom, and cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds splutter.

Add the rinsed basmati rice to the pot. Stir the rice with the spices for 30 seconds. Then add water, salt, and stir.

Close the pot and secure the lid. Set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook mode. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

After the timer goes off, carefully perform a manual pressure release per the manufacturer's instructions. Once the manual pressure release is completed, remove the lid.

Fluff the rice with a fork.

Serve jeera rice with Dal or your curry of choice.

Cooking Notes

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