"This is a wonderfully cumin flavored rice that enhances the flavor of many a dull meal!! Some variations to this recipe that are delicious: after adding the cumin seeds add onion, ginger, whole black peppercorn, cloves, or a cinnamon stick. You could also add all of the above options to make a rice chock-full of tastes!" — MEDHALEE
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dry jasmine rice
1 3/4 cups
salt to taste
Great recipe! I have an Indian friend who gave me a couple of suggestions. I added 1/4 cup of frozen peas, then add a few strands of saffron to the top. Cover and steamed for about 5 minutes. Was awesome! Thanks for the recipe!
BAsmati Rice is drier than Jasmine and the cumin being a bit hard plus the dry rice didn't do much for me.
One of our standby recipes now! I actually use a tablespoon of the cumin seed because we like the flavor so much. The key is to add a good half teaspoon of salt at least, and then the flavor is to die for. Adding garlic and onion to the oil would be a plus! I usually use chicken or vegetable broth instead of water in this recipe. All of these things punch up the flavor and then it isn't bland at all.
Nice suttle twist to plain rice. I used powdered cumin and cooked in a rice cooker. Will probably make again.
Wonderful, easy recipe. I served this with the Chicken Tikka Masala recipe on this site and it was a perfect combo.
this recipe is GREAT with red kidney beans...what an awsome combination.
Cumin adds a very nice flavor to the rice. Was nice served with slow roasted chicken.
Different, but still very good. I used olive oil in mine. Would be good with indian food.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Jeera (Cumin) Rice
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 465
** Calories from Fat: 125
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