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Kitchen Dictionary: basmati rice

Pronounced: bas-MAH-tee

A long-grain rice with nutty flavor and firm texture, possibly due to the fact that it is aged. Basmati comes from the Hindi word meaning fragrant; and has been used in India and Pakistan for thousands of years and is excellent with curries. Several varieties are now grown in the U.S., such as Texmati and Kasmati.


Season: available year-round

How to select: Found in large supermarkets and Indian or Middle Eastern markets.

Substitutions: long grain rice

More Basmati Rice Recipes
Popular Basmati Rice Recipes
Coconut Basmati Rice
Persian-Style Basmati Rice Pilaf
Chickpea Curry (Indian Style) over Basmati Rice

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 684
Calories from Fat 48 (7%)
Total Fat 5.4g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 0%
Potassium 412mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 142.9g 47%
Dietary Fiber 6.5g 25%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 14.7g 29%

How is this calculated?