I made cumin seed fried rice for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised at how this tiny seed can totally transform a rice dish! This rice is aromatic, pretty and absolutely delectable!
The cumin seed is tiny and eclipse shaped, resembling the caraway seed. In order to extract flavor from the cumin seeds, you may dry roast it or fry in hot oil (thus infusing the oil with the flavor) as I have done in this instance. Take care not to roast or fry for too long, spices burn easily.
Cumin has a nutty, earthy flavor with peppery, spicy notes. It is used in many chillies and curry mixes such as garam masala and curry powder. When mixed with coriander seeds, you get a spice mixture called dhana jeera, which I especially love to use when preparing my legumes.
This cumin seed fried rice recipe is easy to make and definitely worth a try. Serve with a main of your choice. I would go with beef, chevon or mutton.
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