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Basmati Rice, Chawal, Briyani Rice, Sangam, 5Kg
Basmati Rice is an important aspect of life in the Southeast and other Asia countries. Basmati Rice is used to prepare various Indian rice based dishes.The word ‘Basmati rice’ literally means the “queen of fragrance” which is justified as it is enriched with aromatic taste and exotic nut like flavor. Basmati is long-grained rice with a fine texture and is the costliest rice in the world. The dishes prepared with the basmati rice is delicious as a side dish, especially with Indian and Middle Eastern meals, because the grains remain separate and firm even when cooked through and tender. The cooked grains are dry and fluffy, so they make a nice bed for Curries and sauces. Cooked grains of Basmati Rice are characteristically free flowing rather than sticky, as with the most non-basmati long-grained rice. Cooked basmati rice can be easily identified by its fragrance. Basmati Rice has a “medium” glycemic index, thus making it more suitable for diabetics as compared to certain other grains and products made from white flour.This delightful rice is so simple to prepare with its longer, whiter grains that cook up light, fluffy and separate.
How to use basmati Rice ?
To get the better taste and look soak basmati rice in water for 10 minutes before cooking.
Culinary use of Basmati rice:
• Basmati Rice is a staple diet of Indians.
• Basmati Rice is used to prepare many types of fragrance rice like cumin rice, steamed saffron rice, and plain rice.
• Basmati Rice is so versatile to use in making different types of Indian cuisine like varieties of pulao or pilaf, matar pulao , chicken birayani, vegetable pulao ect.
• Basmati Rice is also used to prepare a delicious recipe known as “khichri” by cooking it with toor dal or any kind of Lentils .
• Basmati Rice is also used to prepare sweet dishes like Kheer or Paysum.
Indian recipe: Coconut Milk Pulav :
Recipe Ingredients for Coconut Milk Pulav :
Basmati Rice – 2 cups
Coconut Milk (15 oz. Can) – 1
Carrots medium sized – 2
Cinnamon sticks – 1 or 2
Cloves – 2
Beans – 10 to 15
Grean Peas -1/4 cup
Coriander Leaves – 7 to 8 stems
Salt to taste
Veg. Oil or butter – 10 tsp
Cooking Method for Coconut Milk Pulav :
Soak the rice in hot water for 10 to 15 mints.First put the cooking oil,When oil heats add the cinnamon sticks and cloves. Now add the Vegetables (except peas) and fry for few minutes.Add the masala paste, salt and fry for some more time.Now add green peas and Coriander leaves and fry. Now pour the Coconut milk and add water for the rest. ( Rice and Water should be in 1 : 11/2 proportion ). Let this mixture boil nicely. Finally add the rice and cover it. Make the flame low and keep for 20 mints. Open it and mix the cooked pulav gently. Garnish with few fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
Other recipes made from Basmati rice are:
Other Indian names of basmati rice are: Chawal, Basmati rice, Basmati-Reis
Type: Long grains
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