Jeera spiced Pulao Rice

Jeera spiced Pulao Rice

Jeera spiced Pulao Rice

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2 cups of brown rice precooked
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 small onion cut length wise into strips
  • 1 small handful of cashewnuts
  • 1-2 bay leaves fresh or dry
  • Salt to taste


  • Rinse and soak brown rice.
  • In a heated pan, dry roast the cumin seeds and raw cashewnuts until you get the aroma, taking care not to burn the spices.
  • After a couple of minutes, throw in the sliced onion and bay leaves and sauté for a min on high heat mixing thoroughly, turn down heat and a couple of tbsps if hot water and allow onions to cook and caramelise.
  • Add salt to taste if needed and mix in the rice.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for a couple of minutes. Turn off heat, leave covered until ready to serve.


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