basmati rice

bas·ma·ti rice | \ˌbäz-ˈmä-tē-, ˌbäs- also ˌbaz-, ˌbas-\

Definition of basmati rice 

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

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Photo: Congaree and Penn Two Brooks Farm in the Mississippi Delta produces a number of varieties, from Missimati Bayou Bouquet, a fragrant white basmati rice, to Beulah Land Tan, a whole long-grain brown rice. Osayi Endolyn, WSJ, "Why Chefs Are Elevating Rice to Star Ingredient Status," 13 July 2018 The long-grain basmati rice that accompanies each, on the other hand, is nicely cooked and worth noting. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "First Taste: Fist of Curry brings irreverent kung-fu fun to old Huron Room space," 5 Apr. 2018 For lunch, Mookhi is filling stackable steel lunch boxes with lamb, prawns, vegetables, basmati rice, dal bhukara and house salad. Jenn Harris,, "This new Mid-Wilshire dessert shop specializes in one thing: s'mores," 22 May 2018 Its delicate white flowers come apart when simmered in sambar, a south Indian lentil stew, or steamed with basmati rice to make a fragrant pilaf. Nikhita Venugopal, Bon Appetit, "I Grew Up Eating This Common Indian Vegetable. Now It's a Wellness 'Superfood.'," 14 May 2018 What the kids will like: To get the full Mediterranean experience, kids 10 and younger can try the chicken kebab ($5.25) or gyros ($5.25), which includes sliced cucumbers and a choice of basmati rice or house salad. Maricar Estrella, star-telegram, "Have doubts about McDonald's 'healthy' Happy Meals? Try these DFW dining options for kids | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 Mar. 2018 In a large bowl, combine onions, cooked wild rice, cooked basmati rice, warm chickpeas, dried fruit, parsley, cilantro and dill. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Curried Rice and Chickpeas with Herbs," 8 Jan. 2018 The fish is followed by reshteh polo ba mahiché, slow-braised lamb shank with basmati rice, toasted wheat noodles, dates and raisins. Jenn Harris,, "Where to celebrate Nowruz, the Persian and Zoroastrian New Year celebration," 8 Mar. 2018 For basmati rice, warm 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil in a saucepan. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Curried Rice and Chickpeas with Herbs," 8 Jan. 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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