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What is basmati rice?

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Oct 22, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
Oct 22, 2021
Edited By
Jinwoo Cheon
Basmati, which derives from the Sanskrit word for "fragrant," is also known for its fluffy texture. This long-grain white rice from India and Pakistan is commonly found in biryani and pilaf dishes. The specifications of basmati rice are displayed in the table below.

This long-grain white rice from India and Pakistan is commonly found in biryani and pilaf dishes, and it is also a trusty sidekick of curries. Basmati, which derives from the Sanskrit word for "fragrant," is also known for its fluffy texture. This is because each of the skinny grains remains separate from the other, allowing curries and sauces to coat each grain more extensively. Flavor-wise, basmati rice is light and nutty. 


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