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Jeera Muttar Rice is a simple Rice that is made all over India but more often in North India. This rice goes well with Punjabi sabzi’s/curry’s. It’s super easy to make and works really well for lunch boxes.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves : 4-5

Ingredients:

Basmati Rice : 2 cups
Water : 3 1/2 cups
Jeera / Cumin seeds : 2 tablespoons
Peas : 1/2 cup
Whole black pepper: 1 teaspoon
Bay leaf: 1
Cinnamon stick : 2″
Cloves : 5
Green cardamom/ Elachi: 5
Star anise : 1
Marathi Mogga: 1
Mace : 2
Ghee : 3 tablespoons
Salt to taste

Method:

Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
Heat ghee in a pot and add cardamom, cloves, star anise, Marathi Mogga, mace and bay leaves. Fry for 1 minute. Add cumin seeds and fry fry for 2 minutes or until they splatter.
Add fresh or frozen peas and fry for 1 minute.
Drain rice and add to the pot. Sauté for 2 minutes.
Add water, salt and cover lid. Cook for 10-12 minutes until the rice is done. Turn off the stove and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Open the lid, fluff up the rice with a fork and serve hot with any gravy or raita.

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