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Aftab Basmati Rice


Sourced from the warm and fertile Five Rivers region of Pakistan, Aftab literally means “sun.” This long-grain, polished Basmati rice has a flavor, aroma and texture that have made it the popular choice for Persian dishes like Tahcheen, Sheer Berenj and puddings. For your favorite everyday cooking, Aftab® Basmati is sure to shine.

Available in:

Soak rice 15-30 minutes for extra length (optional)

1 cup Aftab® Basmati Rice
1½ cups water
1 tbsp of oil/butter (optional)
pinch of salt (optional)

Stove Top: Take 1 cup of Aftab® Basmati Rice and gently rinse twice. Boil 1½ 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 Aftab® 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 Aftab® 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

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