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

Examples of basmati rice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the best vegan memories in recent month is the chef’s Blue Ridge bowl with local vegetables and basmati rice, over which a server pours an amber liquid that tastes like the distillation of a garden with a whisper of ginger. Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2021 Inside the containers, which refugees had spent around 15 minutes in line for in the blistering sun, were traditional Afghan meals of basmati rice and hearty stew. Farnoush Amiri, ajc, 11 Sep. 2021 To accompany, a pot of plain, steamed basmati rice. New York Times, 30 July 2021 The aromatic flavors cardamom, saffron, cumin, cinnamon and other spices soak into the meat and basmati rice mixed in. Megan Marples, CNN, 12 May 2021 Aged New York steak with French fries and side of mixed greens’ and the Paneer Makhani with basmati rice, lentil wafer and mango pickles. Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 21 June 2021 Avishar ends up getting the boot; his dish was Bengali-style beef curry with cauliflower and basmati rice. Vulture, 23 May 2021 Not to be confused with basmati rice, jasmine rice is softer and richer. Flora Tsapovsky, Southern Living, 12 May 2021 Enjoy epicurean classics like Shrimp Cocktail and succulent Chilean Sea Bass with lemon beurre blanc sauce, lemon butter basmati rice and sautéed vegetables. Lavanya Sunkara, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of basmati rice was in 1856

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27 Sep 2021

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“Basmati rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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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