Jeera (Cumin) Rice

Jeera (Cumin) Rice

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
MEDHALEE
Recipe by  MEDHALEE

“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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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 servings

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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Reviews (20)

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KRANEY
43

KRANEY

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!

WITZKEN
17

WITZKEN

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.

LILYP
11

LILYP

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

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (2 total)

  • Calories
  • 465 cal
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs
  • 77 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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