About this recipe: Simple jeera rice goes great with a simple raita and can accompany a luxurious meat dish equally well.
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! - 08 Jun 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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. - 08 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Nice suttle twist to plain rice. I used powdered cumin and cooked in a rice cooker. Will probably make again. - 13 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)