Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Basmati Rice - an Alternative to Minute Rice

Fathers, until about two months ago, I always served Minute Rice to my family as the white rice of choice for family meals. Then, I discovered Basmati rice on the grocery store shelves. Basmati rice is packaged in a long bag as opposed to a box like Minute Rice. You just use a bag clip to seal the bag after removing some rice from it.
To me and more importantly my children, the rice tastes better and the texture of the rice is fluffier.
To cook the rice is very simple. Boil water (with some salt and butter) 2x the amount of rice which you plan to serve. Once water is boiling, stir rice in the pot for 1 minute on high. Then reduce temperature to low for 18 to 22 minutes. Serve once your other portions for dinner are ready. Any leftover rice place in a container in the refrigerator to enjoy later.
Basmati Rice is a good accompaniment to Parmesan Chicken Fingers , Green Beans with Sesame Dressing, Almost Toomer's Corner Lemonade to drink. Now if you had baked Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal RaisinCookies earlier in the day or the previous night, then you have just created the wow factor to your family. Dad just prepared a whole meal - a main dish with two sides served with a beverage, topped by a kid friendly dessert.

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Blogger The Shopping Sherpa said...

Even easier way to make basmati rice: buy one of these (make sure it is the sort with the indent in the lid not the sticky up piece, if that makes sense!) Measure one measure of rice and one and a half of water. Put on lid. Chuck in microwave on high for 11 minutes. Serve!

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