Onion Jeera Rice – Cumin Fried Rice With Onions

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Onion jeera rice or jeera fried rice with onions is a tastier version of the cumin fried rice in ghee. This fragrant cumin rice with onions is the perfect accompaniment to any dish!


Tasting better than simple white rice or the flavored jeera rice, this onion and cumin rice can be served for celebratory dinners or special evenings with loved ones.

Simply cook it like you do normal rice and add a tadka of fragrant cumin and fried onions and the rice is ready.

Front view of fried onion and cumin rice.

Onion Jeera Rice – Cumin Fried Rice with Onions

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Onion jeera rice or jeera fried rice with onions is a tastier version of the cumin fried rice. This fragrant cumin rice with onions is just perfect!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Tadka Time 2 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 214 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 250 g White Rice or Basmati rice
  • 2 l Water
  • .75 Tablespoon Salt

For The Tadka

  • 3 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin (Jeera)
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee (Indian clarified butter)
  • 2 Onions

Optional

  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves

Instructions
 

  • Boil water and salt in a pot. You can add a few bay leaves for more flavor.
  • Once it starts to boil, add the rice and start cooking. (Note: We Indians always add extra water so that the excess starch can be drained out later.)
  • Give the rice a couple of stirs after a few minutes so that the grains cook evenly.
  • After 10 mins, pinch two or three grains of rice between your thumb and forefinger. If it breaks well, it's cooked. If it's not ready, cook for a few more minutes.
  • Once the rice has cooked, drain the water and set the rice aside.

Making The Cumin Tadka with Fried Onions

  • Chop the onions fine and keep ready.
  • Add the cumin or jeera to a small pan with the ghee. Allow it to fry for a few minutes till it sputters and you get a nice roasty aroma.
  • Add the chopped onions and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add the fried cumin and onions mixture to the rice and mix well. And the fragrant onion jeera rice is ready to serve.
  • Optionally, sprinkle some chopped fresh coriander on top!

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Notes

  • When using our traditional rinse methods, the salt drains with the excess water, and the rice is left with a normal amount of salt. 
  • For more flavor, you can add a couple of bay leaves to the rice water while boiling.
  • You can use long grain white rice like charminar rice or basmati rice.
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Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 894mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutrition Information per serving is estimated by a third party software based on the ingredients used, and is for informational purposes only. It will vary from product to product, based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients. Please consult the package labels of the ingredients you use, or chat with your dietician for specific details.

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See the Steps For How to make Cumin and Onion Fried Rice

Add salt to the water.
Add salt
Rice in boiling water.
Rice in boiling water
Cooked plain white rice.
Plain white rice
Ingredients cumin, onions and coriander on a white plate.
Jeera, Onions and Coriander
Minced onion on chopping board.
Minced onion
Add Jeera to hot oil to fry.
Frying jeera
Onion and jeera tadka.
Onion jeera tadka
Rice with fried onions and cumin.
Fried rice with fried onions and cumin
Front view of fried onion and cumin rice.
Fried onion and cumin rice

Notes about making Onion and Cumin Fried Rice

  • When using our traditional rinse methods, the salt drains with the excess water, and the rice is left with a normal amount of salt. 
  • For more flavor, you can add a couple of bay leaves to the rice water while boiling.
  • You can use long grain white rice like charminar rice or basmati rice.
Rice with fried onions and cumin.
Fried rice with fried onions and cumin

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