Basmati Rice is a pure, fluffy, aromatic grain. When cooked correctly each grain is light and tender. This vegetarian family eats basmati rice most days of the week. So many people shy away from rice because when cooked incorrectly it can take on a clumpy, gummy consistency. Follow these steps to perfect rice every time with or without a rice cooker.
Compare: Basmati rice has a lower glycemic index compared to other white rices. What does this mean? It means you digest it slower keeping you feeling full longer without causing a quick rise in your blood sugar making this rice a better choice for those looking to lose weight.
Calories: Basmati rice has less calories and carbohydrates than brown rice. Yeah!
Taste: Basmati has a perfect long, thin texture for accompanying a variety of dishes and can absorb the flavors well.
The word “basmati” translates to “fragrant” in Hindi. When cooking basmati rice, it releases a beautiful, fragrant, recognizable scent in your home making everyone hungry!
A few tips on yielding perfect rice:
- Rinse the rice until clear
- Soak the rice for 30 minutes. *Try not to cut this step out … it completely changes the outcome
- Add a hint of salt while cooking
- Invest in a rice cooker if possible. A rice cooker goes on my list of totally-worth-it-kitchen-gadgets!