In India, jeera is the word for cumin. This Indian fried rice is fragrant and delicious and makes a perfect side dish for any curry or Indian main.
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 colour. 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 pitabread. It was my first hands - on experience of authentic pakistani 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! - 08 Oct 2008
I made this with brown rice, it was nice, but only as a side dish, not as a main meal. There wasn't enough flavour to have it on its own. - 21 Jan 2010
Made it healthier. This rice was incredible!!! I absolutely loved it. I made it with brown rice and it had the best taste. - 08 Oct 2008