This true basmati from the foothills of the Himalaya's is aged a minimum of two years. This aging process intensifies the aromatic qualities of this rice dramatically. As the rice ages, moisture/water evaporates away, increasing the oil's role in the flavor profile. This rice is wonderful when steamed with aromatic spices like clove, green cardamom and fennel. This premium rice is the finest aromatic rice in the world.
Basmati Rice is an all purpose rice that can be used whenever a long grain rice is needed. Traditionally served in South Asian cooking, the nutty flavor and firm texture pair well with lentil dishes, spicy curries, stir-frys, coconut milk dishes, stews and fresh vegetable soups.
Add 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let rice sit for 5 minutes before removing the lid. Fluff with a fork before serving. Yields 3 cups cooked.