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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

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    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%

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