This wonderful variety of rice is beloved for its soft and fluffy texture, with a great fragrant aroma that works beautifully in a variety of recipes, especially Indian cuisines. It’s grown in India and Pakistan, using traditional farming methods.
Basmati is Sanskrit for “fragrant”, which perfectly defines this long grain, skinny rice with a rich and nutty flavor. Basmati doubles in length in cooking, and has an open texture that readily absorbs other flavors, which is why its used in hearty, full-flavored recipes like curries, tikka masala, or paired with lamb dishes.
If you want a drier, less sticky rice, rinse the grains prior to using. Use a ratio of 2 to 1 for cooking – 1 cup rice to 2 cups water, - and cook in a covered pan with a tight fitting lid.