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Saturday, 12 July 2014

JEERA MATAR RICE / CUMIN PEAS RICE


If you are getting tired of eating normal rice everyday at your home or office, then let’s check out in this post how to make Jeera Matar Rice. This recipe is so easy, yet so flavorful. It is simply cumin seeds and piece tempered in olive oil (or ghee, depending on your preference) and infused into steamed rice. The perfect accompaniment to Indian dal or even just some steamed greens and veggies.








Ingredients for JEERA MATAR RICE / CUMIN PEAS RICE :

2 cups cooked rice
2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1/2 cup frozen Matar
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt: as per taste

To prepare JEERA MATAR RICE / CUMIN PEAS RICE :

1. Boil the rice with a little salt and 1 tsp oil, till each grain is separate and almost cooked. Be careful not to overcook the rice. Drain excess water and allow it to cool completely. I cooked rice on the previous day and refrigerated it overnight. This really helps in making a good Jeera Matar rice / Cumin Peas rice which is not sticky.
2. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan and add Cumin seeds / Jeera and saute until it urns to golden brown colour.
3. Add Matar and salt saute for a wile once mutter cooked add the cooked rice and mix gently.
4.The Jeera Matar Rice is ready to serve.

Health Benefits :

Health Benefits of Jeera/Cumin seeds :
1. Iron for Energy and Immune Function
2. Seeds of Good Digestion
3. Cancer Prevention
Health Benefits of Peas/Matar:
1. Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
2. Support for Blood Sugar Regulation
3. Heart Health Promotion
4. Protection Against Stomach Cancer

So try this recipe and write back to us…We love to hear from you.

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