Jeera (Cumin) Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Jeera (Cumin) Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Jeera (Cumin) Rice

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"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!"

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium size saucepan over a medium-high heat. Drop in the cumin seeds, and cook until they splutter. Do not allow the cumin seeds to burn or become really dark brown in color. Add the rice and fry it in the oil for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the water and salt and bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan. Cook the rice for approximately 15 minutes. If you feel the rice is getting burnt near the base of the pan as it cooks, one trick is to place the saucepan on another flat pan or griddle which is directly on the flame. Toss with a fork.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 08, 2003

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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2011

BAsmati Rice is drier than Jasmine and the cumin being a bit hard plus the dry rice didn't do much for me.

 
Apr 08, 2007

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.

 
Dec 13, 2006

Nice suttle twist to plain rice. I used powdered cumin and cooked in a rice cooker. Will probably make again.

 
Apr 13, 2006

Wonderful, easy recipe. I served this with the Chicken Tikka Masala recipe on this site and it was a perfect combo.

 
May 16, 2003

this recipe is GREAT with red kidney beans...what an awsome combination.

 
Jan 06, 2007

Cumin adds a very nice flavor to the rice. Was nice served with slow roasted chicken.

 
Sep 11, 2003

Different, but still very good. I used olive oil in mine. Would be good with indian food.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 465 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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