Jeera rice from leftover rice/how to make cumin flavored rice with leftover rice|| quick and easy|| tiffin box ideas

Jeera Rice /Cumin flavoured rice is an Indian Dish consisting of Jeera/cumin and Rice. in North India it’s an everyday dish.

It is generally prepared by soaking Basmati rice at least half am hour before,then adding the whole spices and adding the rice with perfect amount of water.

But this recipe is the quickest if you have a fussy kid at home…..he will have a whole plate without complaining 😊.

Often we’ve left over rice at home and don’t to to reheat and it or do something else. So here is a great idea to use it.

Let’s make Jeera Rice/Cumin flavoured rice… πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Type- Rice,main course

Preparation time- 5-8 minutes

Cooking time- 15-20 minutes


  • 2 cups of leftover rice
  • 1.5 tbs cumin seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 whole red chillies
  • 1 inch cinnamon stick
  • 5-7 cardamom pods
  • 5-8 cloves
  • 2-3 tbs sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 2 tbs ghee (clarified butter)


  • In a pan add 3 tbs oil
  • When the oil is hot add 2 bay leaves and 2 whole red chillies
  • In a grinder roughly grind the remaining whole spices
  • Add it to the oil
  • Add 1.5 tbs cumin seeds
  • After the aroma comes add the leftover rice and mix well
  • In that add 3 tbs sugar and salt to taste
  • Mix and add the ghee/ clarified butter
  • Give it a quick stir and its done

We’ve added a step by step video of the recipe below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Serve this with πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Daal fry

Paneer Butter Masala

Dum Aloo

Jeera Chicken (Chicken with cumin and potatoes)

Mutton Rogan Josh

Bengali Style Mutton Curry

You can also try this rice itemsπŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

Basanti Polao

Pulao (sweet aromatic rice)

Mexican Fried Rice

And last but not the least

Microwave Steamed Rice

Hope you like it.

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