basmati rice


bas·​ma·​ti rice ˌbäz-ˈmä-tē- How to pronounce basmati rice (audio)
 also  ˌbaz-,
: 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 All of these East African dishes will be served with basmati rice. Katherine Loren, Journal Sentinel, 2 July 2024 Made with real food ingredients like antibiotic-free chicken and basmati rice simmered in a creamy tomato sauce, this meal can be heated and enjoyed within minutes. Lindsey Desoto, Health, 1 July 2024 Cook the basmati rice according to the packet instructions, then uncover, set aside and allow to steam cool. The Week Uk, theweek, 17 Mar. 2024 Pair your meal with breads like naan and roti, and sides like basmati rice and a variety of chutneys. Alexandra Maloney, Charlotte Observer, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for basmati rice 

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Word History


Hindi bāsmatī kind of rice, literally, something fragrant

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of basmati rice was in 1856

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“Basmati rice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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