BASMATI RICE | HIMALAYAN CHEF
Himalayan Chef's Basmati Rice is sourced from the best rice-producing fields of the Himalayas. Our rice features non-sticky, extra-long grains that undergo premium aging for 3 years, enhancing its overall taste, nutritional value, and quality. Boosted with essential minerals and fiber, Basmati Rice is easy to cook and imparts a distinctive natural aroma to every dish.
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. The standard nutrition advice is 2000 kcal per day.
RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE
The American Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of the grains consumed be basmati rice, white rice, etc. The recommendation is to consume 3 to 5 servings per day, depending on age, sex, and the level of physical activity.
Cooking Basmati Rice to perfection requires some essential kitchen tips. It is crucial to rinse the rice thoroughly under cold water until the water runs clear. This step helps remove excess starch and prevents the rice from becoming too sticky. Soak the Basmati Rice in water for around 15 minutes before cooking and cook it for 8 minutes to get the best results. When cooking, use the right ratio of rice to water, typically 1:2.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
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HOW TO COOK ZARDA WITH BASMATI RICE?
- Wash and soak 1 cup of Basmati Rice in water for 30 minutes.
- In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add the soaked rice. Cook until the rice is 70-80% cooked. Drain the excess water.
- In a separate pan, melt 1/2 cup of ghee (clarified butter) and add 1 cup of sugar. Cook until the sugar dissolves and forms a thick syrup.
- Add 1/4 cup of mixed dry fruits (such as raisins, almonds, pistachios) and 1/4 cup of candied fruits (such as orange peel) to the syrup.
- Add the partially cooked rice to the syrup mixture and mix gently to coat the rice with the syrup and fruits.
- Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the rice to fully cook and absorb the syrup. Enjoy the delightful and aromatic Zarda made with Basmati Rice!