Basmati rice is the best quality of long-grained rice. This slender grain is well known for its appetizing aroma and delicious flavor. It is widely found in the Indian sub-continent and consumed all around the world. Although the length of Jasmine and American rice is equivalent to Basmati rice, they do not possess fluffy texture as Basmati does. All these qualities make Basmati the first choice of experienced chefs. Whether it’s any festival, marriage, or birthday party, Basmati glorifies every occasion.
This aromatic grain is mostly grown in the northern part of India. Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab ( Indian States) contribute around 80% of the country’s Basmati production and are the largest suppliers of Basmati rice in the world.
Basmati is derived from the Hindi language. It is used to make Biryani, that’s why it is also known as Biryani rice. But you probably do not know that many other mouth-watering dishes can also be made with this rice. Here are the most popular recipes that can be prepared with Basmati rice.
- Basmati Pilaf
Have you ever tried Pilaf with Brown Basmati rice? It is healthier than normal Pilaf. It possesses sweet and sour flavors and best for any occasion. You can add more nutrient value to it by adding broccoli and soaked black chickpeas. For great flavors, always use butter, olive oil, raw cinnamon, black peppercorns, and cumin seeds while making Brown Basmati rice pilaf.
- Apple Rice Pudding
Apple rice pudding is another finger liking dessert that can be made with Basmati rice. To prepare this pudding you need to mix sugar, powdered cinnamon, nutmeg cooked Basmati rice, and apple chunks in the bowl. Add butter to the skillet and put this mixture into it, then cook in on medium flame. Do not forget to stir it continuously and mash it properly. Once cooked, you can garnish it with dried fruits like apricot, resins, chess, almonds, and pistachios.
- Cool Basmati Rice Salad With Beans
It’s Mexican cuisine. It is not only good in taste but also beneficial for health. Beans -rice salad is quite easy to make; you just need boiled kidney beans, precooked Brown Basmati rice, chopped onion, chopped tomatoes, chopped green chilies, jalapeno peppers, and corn. Take a bowl and put the above ingredients into it. Mix them well and add salt, lemon juice, and cumin powder. You can relish it with tacos, enchiladas, or antojitos.
- Chicken Paella
It is a Spanish cuisine, whose main ingredients are saffron, rice, chicken, and vegetables. To enhance its flavor, you can add Basmati rice instead of common white rice. This cuisine is somewhat like Biryani or Pulao but is completely different in taste. To make this, first, you need to cook chicken and rice separately, then mix them and add the chopped vegetables, saffron, and spices into it. Cook this mixture for a while, and your Chicken Paella is ready to serve.
- Lemon Rice
If you want to cook something quick, then Lemon Basmati rice is a great idea. All you need is cooked Basmati rice, mustard oil, mustard seeds, peanuts, chopped onions, kadi Patta leaves, green chilies, and salt. Take a pan and add mustard oil to it. Wait until it leaves the smoke, and then add mustard seeds, peanuts, green chilies, chopped onion, salt, and turmeric powder to it. Cook it on a medium flame for 2 minutes and then add rice to it. Fry it for 1 minute and squeeze lemon on it. This is a quick and easy to digest recipe.
- Gulab Pirni
It’s a rose-flavored rice pudding, which you can make to celebrate a special occasion or to just satisfy your craving for eating something sweet. Its main ingredients are ground Basmati rice, rose water, saffron, full-cream milk, and sugar. Making Gulab Pirni is quite easy but time-consuming. Take a saucepan and add Basmati rice, saffron, and milk to it. Boil it for 20 minutes and then put sugar and rose water into the pan. Again boil the mixture for another 20 minutes. You can also add a little bit of edible pink color to enhance its aesthetic appeal.
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