Jeera rice or Zeera rice is an Indian dish consisting of rice and cumin seeds. This rice dish is known as “Zeera rice” in Pakistan. It is a popular dish in North India, an everyday rice dish. It is easy to prepare, unlike a biryani. “Jeera” is the Hindi word for cumin seeds, a mispronunciation of the Urdu word, Zeera. The ingredients used are rice, cumin seeds, vegetable oil, onions and coriander leaves.
Jeera or the cumin seeds come with many benefits such as an aromatic spice with several medicinal value since ages. They help in fighting digestion, common cold, etc and is also used for pregnant women to increase lactation.
Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world’s human population, especially in Asia.
Since sizable portions of sugarcane and maize crops are used for purposes other than human consumption, rice is the most important grain with regard to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans.There are many varieties of rice and culinary preferences