Basmati White Rice

Basmati White Rice

‘Bas’ in Hindi language means “aroma” and ‘Mati’ means “full of” hence the word Basmati i.e. full of aroma. This rice is different from other rice mainly due to the aroma and elongation post cooking. No other rice has this combined characteristic. The post cooking elongation of more than twice its original length, the aroma and its sweet taste has made basmati rice a delicacy. Basmati rice is grown only in Northern India and in parts of Pakistan touching India.

This recipe is a simple, yet tasty, version of Basmati white rice cooked with onion. Served great as a side to proteins; like chicken, beef, fish, ect.

Basmati White Rice
 
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Basmati White Rice Recipe
Recipe type: Side
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Basmati Rice
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1½ cups of Water
  • ¼ Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Canola or Vegetable Oil
Instructions
  1. Chop Onion into small pieces and briefly wash Rice in a fine strainer.
  2. In a 2 QT cooking pot (size of pot can vary), add Oil, Onion, and fry onion on medium heat till onion starts to become clear.
  3. Now add Rice, Salt, Water to pot with the Onion and mix.
  4. Cover pot and turn heat to high. Bring contents to boil and then reduce heat to low/simmer and allow Rice to cook for 15 minutes.
  5. When ready, turn off heat and mix Rice with spoon. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

 

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