Masala Mix'ins


Basmati Rice


Serves 6-8


An aromatic, long grain rice that has been cultivated at the foot of the Himalayan mountain ranges in India for thousands of years. Basmati is a fragrant, slender rice with a nutty flavor. “Basmati”, when literally translated from Hindi, means ‘queen of fragrance’. It is considered the world’s best rice.

Rice comes in 2 packs, which may be combined and cooked together.

Directions (1 pack)

Soak rice in 2½ cups water for 30 min. After 30 min, drain out starchy water and replace with new water of equivalent amount...if you drained 2 cups - replace 2 cups. Continue rotating water until it is clear (maybe 2-3 times). Now place covered rice pot over medium flame for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring 1-2 times until water is absorbed. Leave the lid on and allow rice to rest for 10-15 minutes.