Two Amazing Basmati Rice Recipes for Fit People

Basmati rice grains stand out because of their length, a characteristic that accentuates even more once cooked. During the cooking process the grains stick together and don't separate, but they're not sticky when they're cooked! In addition, you can find both brown and white basmati rice.
Two Amazing Basmati Rice Recipes for Fit People

Last update: 21 December, 2018

Basmati rice is a variety of rice, known for having long grains, a delicate fragrance, and an exquisite flavor. Its name in Hindi means, “queen of fragrance.”

Both white and brown basmati rice must be cooked for no longer than 20 minutes. Given the ability of rice grains to stick together (due to the high starch content), many cooks wash it before cooking it. It’s advisable to soak the grains in water for half an hour to two hours before cooking

Vegan fried basmati rice

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 5.3 ounces of brown basmati rice
  • 3 ounces of peas
  • 3 ounces of green beans
  • 2 ounces of smoked tofu
  • 9 black (pitted and chopped) olives
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A red onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup of cooked corn
  • 1 piece of kombu seaweed, soaked
  • 4 tablespoons of soy mayo
  • Rice vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Gomashio
  • A pinch of turmeric
  • Sea salt
  • Chopped coriander
Basmati rice recipe.

Directions:

Firstly, grate the carrot and slice the green beans into very slim sticks. Season and mix using your hands and put them into a vegetable press machine for about 20 minutes.

Rinse the rice to eliminate impurities. Then, put it in a pot with the garlic clove and the kombu seaweed. Cover with double the amount of water and season to taste. When the water starts to boil, set to low heat and cook the rice until all of the water evaporates, for about 20 minutes. Rinse with cold water, drain and set aside.

Now, proceed to cook the green beans in boiling water with a pinch of salt for about 10 minutes. Then drain and set aside. Meanwhile, chop the onion into small cubes and sauté it with a bit of olive oil.

Afterward, crush the tofu and mix it with the soy mayo and turmeric. Put the rice in a bowl with the garlic and the chopped seaweed. Add peas, corn, olives and the onion. Then, mix with the carrot and the green beans. Pour a bit of olive oil into the mix, as well as the rice vinegar.

Finally, add the chopped coriander and mix very well.

To serve, place a serving of rice on a plate and a ball of tofu and soy mayo on top. Sprinkle some gomashio and coriander and it’s ready to eat!

Basmati rice with calamari and artichoke chips

Ingredients (2 servings):

  • 8 small calamari
  • 5.3 ounces of basmati rice
  • 2 artichokes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • Soy sauce
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley
Rice with calamari.

Directions:

Rinse the rice and cook it in a pot with water and salt. Once it’s cooked, add a teaspoon of butter and let it melt. Season with a bit of pepper.

Then, chop the garlic and put it in a bowl, to which you’ll add the chopped parsley and the olive oil.

Wash the calamari, season and brush them with the oil and parsley. 

For the vinaigrette, mix some oil, a bit of vinegar and soy sauce.

Afterward, wash the artichokes, chop them into thin layers and fry them in a pan with olive oil. Remove the excess oil with paper towels.

Cook the calamari in a pan with just a bit of oil and finally add some more vinaigrette and a dash of water.

In order to present it, put the rice in a bowl and dress it up with the vinaigrette. Then, put the calamari on top and the artichoke chips on the side. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top and serve. 

As you can imagine, there are so many recipes that you can make with basmati rice. This is rice with an excellent flavor and a texture that will leave you wanting more and more!

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