Good with: Sauteed vegetables or steak, best without a heavy sauce to allow the fragrance of the rice to come through.
Other Flavors: Brown basmati rice, organic basmati rice, Royal Chef’s Secret Basmati Rice, Royal Chef’s Secret Sela Basmati Rice.
Why We Love It: This long-grain rice has a fluffy non-sticky texture and is grown in India and aged for 12 months. The lovely fragrance of this rice begins when it is still cooking in the pot. Depending on what you pair the rice with, it continues throughout your meal. We recommend pairing it with dishes that contain herbs and spice, but not that have strong sauces that might then overwhelm the subtle flavor and fragrance of the rice. It’s also quite yummy by itself with just some salt and butter.
Meet the Makers: Royal Brand Basmati Rice is grown from the foothills of the Himalayas, the only place authentic Basmati rice can be grown. Royal produces premium and authentic Basmati rice using ingredients that have grown in the same place for generations. In addition to various rices and grains, they also sell a variety of Indian sauces, heirloom wheat flour and black tea. www.authenticroyal.com
Fun Fact: The name basmati is specific to the Himalayan region – just as you wouldn’t call sparkling wine from California champagne, neither would you call rice from outside of the Himalayas Basmati.