Most of the rice is manufactured in Asia, although, for pattern, in the Mediterranean, we also develop some local classes. Most of the rice we utilize today comes from Oryza sativa, a domesticated subspecies in China thousands of years ago. African rice is still planted, but we will not find it in supermarkets.
Once the 1121 Parboiled Basmati Rice was tamed, it spread everywhere in Asia (and the rest of the world), and two large subspecies emerged: Japonica (like sushi rice, but also like Italian rice) and Indica, made from more desert grains. The Basmati rice is the best-known representative of this subspecies.
WHY IS BASMATI RICE LOOSE?
Different kinds of rice differ from each other in quantities, shades, and qualities. However, what differentiates them the most from each other is the effect of amylose and amylopectin. These include the molecules that makeup stamina.
You see, kinds of 1121 Parboiled Basmati Rice are almost all carbohydrates, and what results when you cook them is that the starches are consuming much water. So, therefore, the rice develops and is soft, but we get pasty if we go over it because the starch granules that had consumed water end up growing and becoming out in the middle.
That is important because it explains what rice varieties are like and how to cook them excellently.
- The varieties such as rice for sushi, mochi rice, or rice glutinous- carry much more amylose amylopectin, presenting it as more tender cooked rice and sticky.
- The basmati rice is the reverse: it includes much more amylose than amylopectin, providing much more challenging and dry grain. This impersonates the rice grain as fluffy and loose. Although it may be too white if we intensify the cooking, it has less capability to hold once baked.
Other rice varieties, such as the round one we use for paella, have a mixed balance of these starches (more amylopectin), so they have changed textures. The round packets of rice around the Mediterranean (including rice grains for risotto) tend to be less dry and creamier, but it is also easier to get over it. That is why different cooking techniques are typically used depending on the type of rice.
HOW TO COOK BASMATI CORRECTLY?
Basmati rice is fragrant because it contains many different aromatic molecules, not adding anything to it. So it’s that pungent all by itself.
Indeed, you know dishes like biryanis: the rice of choice is 1121 Parboiled Basmati Rice, loose and elastic. To make it look this good, we can cook it in several ways.
- First, wash the rice: put it in a saucepan, add water, stir it with your hand and throw away the water, which will have been filled with starches and will be whitish in color. Wash it two or three times, nothing more. In this way, we remove a little of the starch on the surface, and that later makes it pasty (it mixes with the cooking water, it gelatinizes, it remains soft).
- Now put plenty of water and let it soak for half an hour. Its texture improves a lot by doing this.
- To cook it, drain it, put it in the saucepan and add 1.5 times more water than rice. For example, if you add one glass of 1121 Parboiled Basmati Rice, then one and a half libations of water. Put it over high temperature, and when it begins to boil, close it and put it on low flame.
- When there is no water left, turn off the heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Sponge the grains with a fork (with the tines, as if you were drawing lines), so the rice grains distribute and remain whole and loose.
- With this, we would already have our freshly made rice to eat at the moment or to store. We can put it in tightly closed containers in the fridge or in the freezer, which will last us high.
HOW TO PREPARE DISHES WITH BASMATI RICE
If we want to make quick dishes with basmati rice, we can do it all in the same saucepan or mix the rice we previously made with other ingredients: a vegetable saut�, a vegetable stew, etc. If you have it already prepared and in the fridge, then much more helpful.
For example, we can quickly prepare rice with legumes and vegetables if we have any things already established or use legumes swiftly made, such as red lentils, chickpeas, beans, or lentils baked from a homemade pot sauce vegetables demand little cooking time.
BASMATI RICE WITH CHICKPEAS RECIPE
This Parboiled Basmati Rice recipe is simple, quick, and delicious.
- Three tablespoons olive oil
- � teaspoon cumin (whole seed)
- One bay leaf
- 1 cup of chickpeas, cooked and drained
- � zucchini
- � teaspoon salt
- � teaspoon turmeric
- 1 cup basmati rice
- 1.5 cups water or homemade vegetable broth
- Wash the rice and let it soak for half an hour.
- Cut the zucchini into small cubes.
- Heat the olive oil in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the cumin and bay leaf and let it toast for 1 minute. Then add the zucchini and stir well.
- When it begins to take on a little color, add the chickpeas and mix it. Add the salt, turmeric, and rice (drain first) and stir to combine.
- Add the water and put 1121 Parboiled Basmati Rice on high heat. When it comes to a boil, close it and put it over low heat continuously, it runs out of water (it will take less than 10 minutes).
- Mix the rice with a scoop or fork and serve.