Exotic Ingredients : Basmati Rice


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Basmati rice is white in color and has low fiber and higher carbohydrate content. Basmati rice when cooked has an amazing flavor and aroma. It has long grains with pointy ends. Currently, 70 to 75% of basmati rice comes from India. In central and southern parts of India, people eat a lot more rice. Rice is eaten at every meal in India.


In India, Basmati rice is used to make plain rice, pilafs, biryanis, rice crepes or dosas, desserts and many more savory and sweet dishes. Basmati rice is low in fiber which prevents bloating. For diabetics, it also has a low to moderate glycemic index. Before making the rice, wash it and rinse it until the water turns clear about approximately 4 rinses. Soak it for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Basmati rice can be stored in an airtight container and will last for 6 months to a year.

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