Shahrzad Basmati Rice
A MOST BEGUILING BASMATI.
Like the legendary tales told by Shahrzad in 1001 Arabian Nights, this long-grain rice enchants from the very first bite. Grown and harvested in the foothills of the Himalayas and aged up to one year, it is deeply aromatic and flavorful, with a fluffy texture that makes it ideal for Middle Eastern cuisine. Delicious in the crispy Persian rice dish, tah-dig, or in traditional Saudi kabsa and bukhari recipes, it may well inspire you to create 1001 dishes of your own.
Soak rice 15-30 minutes for extra length (optional)
1 cup Shahrzad® Basmati Rice
1¼ cups of water
1 tbsp of oil/butter (optional)
pinch of salt (optional)
Stove Top: Take 1 cup of Shahrzad® Basmati Rice and gently rinse twice. Boil 1¼ cups of water. Pour the drained rice into the boiling water. Once cooking starts, stir gently and cover with lid. Cook the rice on medium to low flame for 15-20 minutes* or until all the water has been fully absorbed. Once the cooking process is complete, leave the cooked rice in the pan for 5 minutes. Serve.
Microwave: Take 1 cup of Shahrzad® Basmati Rice and gently rinse twice. Drain the rice and add 2 cups of fresh water. Cook in a microwave-safe bowl on medium for 15 minutes*. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. If rice is too hard in the first cooking, use more water. Use less water if it is too soft.
Electric Rice Cooker: Take 1 cup of Shahrzad® Basmati Rice and rinse twice to remove starch. Place rice and water in an electric rice cooker. Cover the cooker, turn it on, and cook. Fluff with fork and serve.
*Cooking times are approximate.
White Basmati Rice
Product of India