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Basmati Rice


Basmati rice with lemon zest and chives
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Definition: Basmati rice is a type of rice grown in the Himalayas and Pakistan. It is a long grain rice that is characterized by a light nutty flavor.

Basmati rice may be found in the gourmet section of your supermarket or at a Middle Eastern grocer.

What is Basmati Rice? Basmati rice is a rice popular not only for its flavor, but for its fragrance. It is remarkably long for a rice, and becomes longer still when cooked. It can be either brown or white with the brown variety having more flavor. When cooked, the rice is lighter and more fluffy than standard white rice, and does not stick together.
Pronunciation: baz-mah-tee
The kebabs were served over basmati rice.
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