In India, jeera is the word for cumin. This Indian fried rice is fragrant and delicious.
I enjoyed this recipe, served it this evening with the Beef and Spinach curry off this site. I liked the final presentation with the onions served on top of the rice, rather than just mixed in. It is a little longer to prepare and cook than most rice dishes, but well worth it for a tasty change. - 25 Mar 2010
Loved this recipe! Tasted great and truly authentic. Went well with the Baked Indian spice chicken recipe on this site. - 22 Feb 2012
I was taught how to make this rice by a Pakistani friend of mine. She used Basmati rice, whole cloves, and added frozen peas for color. It was the first time I had ever seen anyone fry raw rice! The aroma while the rice is cooking is fabulous - almost unbearable! She served it with okra that was stewed with tomatoes and we ate by scooping it up with warm pita bread using only our left hands. It was my first hands - on experience of authentic ethnic cooking, and I have since gotten 'the bug' and continue similar types of cooking adventures. I will always think of my friend when I prepare this rice - thank you Uzma! - 12 Dec 2001 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)