basmati rice

noun
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 Under the direction of district chef Ricardo Abbott, those tasty boxes might include tacos, Asian noodles, lentils and basmati rice, cereal bars, fruit, milk and more, delivered right to families’ doors via school bus. Star Tribune, "First responders leap in despite the unknown," 24 Sep. 2020 Every Indian kitchen revolves around fresh spices and herbs, and Stuart’s is the same, with fresh herbs in the basmati rice and bits of curry leaf and tomato adding nuance to his dal, the staple dish of stewed yellow lentils. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, "Plume Algiers serves regional Indian dishes," 7 Sep. 2020 According to Healthy Babies Bright Futures, the lowest levels of arsenic are found in basmati rice grown in California, India and Pakistan. Sandee Lamotte And Gisela Crespo, CNN, "New FDA limits on arsenic levels in infant rice cereals don't adequately protect children, critics say," 6 Aug. 2020 As for main courses, a bevy of greens — spinach, collards and kale simply seasoned with fenugreek and turmeric — go into the rib-sticking sabzi lawaan, spooned over fragrant basmati rice. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Order from these three restaurants, and watch vegetables steal the show," 26 June 2020 Chicken tikka masala, lamb curry, vegetable korma, palak paneer and chana masala comprise the main course dishes, which come with basmati rice and garlic naan. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2020: Here are 15 great menus to try for dine-in or takeout," 14 June 2020 The flavorful basmati rice pudding mixes cardamom, milk, coffee liqueur and jaggery sugar to create a traditional dessert delicacy. National Geographic, "Cardamom and Bay Leaf Spiced Rice Pudding," 21 May 2020 Every week since, Pourkay has posted a short menu on his Facebook and Instagram accounts (@tasteofpersianyc): three or so dishes, sold in quart containers, with a side of saffron-laced basmati rice, to be ordered via e-mail for weekend delivery. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "The Beloved Taste of Persia Finds a Second Life," 24 Apr. 2020 They can be made into a thick, porridge-like dal, or (my personal favorite) cooked with basmati rice and warming spices to make khichdi, a one-pot, life-sustaining stew that’s ideal for sick days. Dallas News, "Everything beans can do, lentils can do better," 20 Apr. 2020

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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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8 Oct 2020

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“Basmati rice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basmati%20rice. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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basmati rice

noun
How to pronounce basmati rice (audio)

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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