Sunday, March 5, 2017

Basmati rice – premium long grain rice

Basmati rice, premium long grain rice, is recognized for its unique cooking property and distinctive aroma.

It accounts for 37% of the UK dry rice market and sells for two three times the price for other long grain rice. Basmati rice is aged from six months to a year in burlap sacks layered with neem leaves - an ancient tree native to East India that is a natural insecticide – to dry it out and develop its flavor; basmati should never smell musty.

Basmati rice has a nut-like aroma and a rich, buttery flavor. It is widely used in India and Pakistani cuisine.
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Basmati rice should be soaked in cold water before being cooked. Stir the rice in water and replace the water when it turns milky; repeat the operation four or five time or until the water is clear.

Rinsing rice prior to cooking gives it a lighter, less creamy texture. As it cooks, the grain elongates up to three times its length rather than plumping out.
Basmati rice – premium long grain rice
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