Almond Jeera Rice - Almond Cumin Seeds Rice - Simple Rice recipe - Simple Lunch or Dinner Recipes

I have posted Jeera rice, cranberry and nuts rice before. Jeera rice is very simple to make and is so flavourful. It also goes well with a lot of dishes. This time I wanted to try Jeera rice with Almond. I tried this when visited my friend during sometime ago. It is a really nice healthy combo and the addition of nuts provide balanced nutrition.

Basmati Rice - 1 Cup
Cumin Seeds - 2 tablespoon
Cinnamon - 1 inch
Aniseed- 1
Cloves - 3-4
Cardamom- 3
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
Onion - 1 (sliced thinly)
Oil / butter - 2 teaspoon
Water - 2 cup
Almond - 1 cup ( Slice them into small pieces..I like it to be very nutty. you can reduce it per your taste)
Coriander Leaves / cilantro - 1 tablespoon


Wash and soak the basmati rice for 10 mins. Drain keep it aside. Heat the Oil in a kada. When the oil is hot add Cinnamon, Cloves,aniseed, cardamom and fry till nice aroma comesAdd Cumin seeds and let it crackle. Add onion and fry till it is slight brown in color. 
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for a min. Add rice and fry for a min. 
Add water and a pinch of salt. and cook the rice ( I have used rice cooker. You can pressure cook also.If using pressure cooker cook till 2-3 whistles in medium flame). Once rice is cooked pluff it. Add sliced almonds and Coriander. Mix well
Serve hot