give a makeover to the simple steamed rice by adding cumin (jeera) and some fragrant spices. this restaurant style jeera rice recipe is mildly spiced, fragrant and tastes too good with full on flavors of jeera. cooked rice is used to make this jeera rice recipe. if you have leftover rice, then you can even spice it up with this jeera rice recipe method.
rinse basmati rice till the water runs clear of starch. soak the rice for 30 mins and then drain all the water. keep aside.
heat 4 cups water till it comes to a boil. add all the whole spices. add rice and salt. simmer the rice on a low flame uncovered.
if using leftover rice, then you will need about 3 cups of cooked rice to use the same proportion of ingredients as mentioned in the recipe.