basmati rice

bas·​ma·​ti rice | \ ˌbäz-ˈmä-tē- How to pronounce basmati rice (audio) , ˌbäs- also ˌbaz-, ˌbas-\

Definition of basmati rice

: a cultivated aromatic long-grain rice originating in southern Asia

called also basmati

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Pulao is a simplified pairing of basmati rice, spices and flavorful fillings but much more weekday friendly, as the rice and other ingredients cook together in one pot. Simran Singh, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: Chicken Pulao in a Rice Cooker," 15 June 2019 Visitors to their booth could try samosa appetizers, various curries, and chicken biryani - described in their takeout menu as slow cooked fragrant basmati rice with layers of chicken and vegetables. Annie Gentile,, "Farmers Market Welcomes Chompers," 18 July 2019 Pro tip: Order your hot chicken tenders over basmati rice instead of fries. Jenn Harriswriter, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Where to get hot chicken in Los Angeles," 9 May 2019 Photo: Everett Collection Madhur’s Matters Favorite American actor: Marlon Brando Favorite Indian dish: Karhi, a yogurt and chickpea-flour soup with dumplings, eaten with basmati rice. Marc Myers, WSJ, "Madhur Jaffrey Is Equal Parts Actress and Culinary Writer," 25 June 2019 For dinner, tuck into an entree, like the impossibly tender braised lamb shank ($19) in tomato sauce with scalloped potatoes, or the beef kabob made with top-notch filet mignon ($19) served with basmati rice and steamed veggies. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Lafayette’s new Middle Eastern bistro, Lavash," 19 June 2019 Anna Huynh and her husband, John Yap, knifed through the final course of the evening: Palestinian chicken qidra, a traditional dish served alongside basmati rice with chickpeas, herbs and spices. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Must Reads: At this L.A. supper club, refugees share food and memories of the lives they left behind," 31 May 2019 Generous bowls of basmati rice were served with entrees. Michael Mayo,, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019 Kids, drunk and rowdy, line their stomachs with the cheap and tasty: basmati rice, dal, saag (which, bless them, tastes like it was made with just as much garlic as spinach). Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Loud, Crowded, Grease-Stained, and Gloriously Drunk: Where the World Eats After Hours," 8 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of basmati rice

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for basmati rice

Hindi bāsmatī kind of rice, literally, something fragrant

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English Language Learners Definition of basmati rice

: a kind of long rice that is used especially in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking

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