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instant pot jeera rice recipe

Instant Pot Jeera Rice Recipe, How To Make Indian Style Cumin Seed Rice In Instant Pot

Instant pot jeera rice is easy, simple, flavorful, aromatic and delicious Indian style cumin seeds rice prepared using instant pot.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword instant pot jeera rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354kcal


  • 1.5 cups White basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt adjust as needed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds jeera
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 large cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 star anise


  • Wash the rice and keep aside.
  • Keep the whole spices - bay leaves, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves together aside, separately from rice.
  • Switch on the instant pot and press the 'saute' button.
  • Add the oil and add the cumin seeds, wait for a few seconds until the cumin seeds start getting roasted.
  • Once the cumin seeds are lightly fried, add the whole spices that you kept together to the pot, and mix well everything, let it all get lightly fried.
  • Add the rice and salt and saute for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the ghee and water, mix very well and press the 'keep warm' button. Close the instant pot with lid in sealing position.
  • Now press the button 'manual' and pressure cook in high for 5 minutes. Once the cooking is done, the pot will beep and you can press the 'keep warm' button and wait for the pressure to naturally release which will take another few minutes.
  • Once the pressure is all naturally released, turn the lid to venting position and open the lid. Stir the flavorful, aromatic jeera rice gently using a good spatula or gently mix using a fork. Now the delicious and aromatic instant pot jeera rice using basmati rice is ready to be served!


You can serve instant pot jeera rice for a quick and easy lunch or dinner with sides or curry of your choice or with pickles, fresh yogurt, raitha etc as you wish.


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 592mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg