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Basmati Rice, the queen of rice - learn how to buy, store, and cook with it

'Basmati' means fragrant, and white basmati rice is fragrant, long grain rice produced in northern and central parts of India. It is the most popular rice out of India. It is widely used worldwide, particularly for its nutty aroma and the long grains that, when cooked, stay separate. Buy When looking to buy basmati rice, look for these indicators: Made in India, and it can be packaged anywhere in the world Long grain, and then it will be categorized by it's length - classic, extra-long, and supreme. Ideally, you would want to buy supreme. I recommend Tilda, Royal India, Laxmi brands. Buy in small quantity, approximately 2 lbs per person in your household. Store Store basmati rice in an airtight container or a sealable bag....

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Kedgeree (Fish, Eggs, & Rice Breakfast Dish)

Kedgeree is a gently spiced Anglo Indian dish made with fish, eggs, and rice. The original dish is the classic Indian lentil and rice dish called Khichari. Khichari is soul food in India, whether you are sick or you have an upset stomach, or it is an auspicious occasion, khichari is prepared and eaten. Kedgeree, on the other hand, is a breakfast dish in Britain. Serves: 3-4 Ingredients 8 cups water 1 cup white basmati rice 2 eggs 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 lb tuna fish, skin removed and chopped in 1-inch cubes OR 1/2 lb canned tuna fish, roughly chopped 3 Tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup white onion, finely chopped 1 jalapeno, stem removed, minced 1 Tablespoon ground ginger 1 Tablespoon...

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Potatoes and Peas pulao

Mummy makes this rice dish every winter, atleast a few times, some variations may exist, adding cauliflower instead of potato, or sometimes any other vegetable. As I write this recipe, I can smell this pulao..fresh green peas (if you can find) are best for this pulao, but I use frozen for convenience sake. If you are using fresh green peas, then add it along with rice so that they will get cooked as the rice gets prepared.Serves: 3Ingredients1 cup basmati rice (see my instructions on how to wash basmati rice)1 red onion thinly sliced, so almost about 1 cup of sliced red onion3 green cardamoms, partially crushed3 cloves1 teaspoon garam masala1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon coriander powder1 Idaho potato, washed,...

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How to cook Basmati Rice?

The most methodical way to cook White Basmati Rice begins with buying the correct brand of rice. Buy an Indian brand, that is exported from India, within which try to buy CLASSIC/ SUPREME Basmati Rice. Add 2 cups rice in a medium mixing bowl, add 2 cups water, mix, rinse, and drain. Repeat this 2 more times, and make sure you are not wasting a single grain of rice in this process. Set aside for 20 minutes. In a 5 qt wide bottom saute pan, add 4 cups water and add the soaked rice. Over high heat, bring it to a boil, once the water comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and cover and cook rice for 12...

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