Basmati Rice Recipes

The recipes in this category use or feature Basmati rice. Basmati Rice is renowned for its delightful aroma and long slender grains. When cooked, Basmati rice expands in length and produces a light, fluffy texture that is ideal for absorbing the flavours of your cooking. A drier rice, Basmati grains will remain separate, which makes it a staple of Indian cooking. It tastes great with tandoori and in curries such as the classic butter chicken, or as an alternative base for a Thai massaman curry. For best results, Basmati rice should be rinsed and then soaked for 30 minutes prior to cooking.

Egyptian Carrot and Rice Salad with Pistachios and Goat’s Curd

You’ll often find chermoula used as delicious accompaniment to seafood, but Morocco’s cherished mix of coriander, parsley, paprika, cayenne and more also pairs wonderfully with vegetables, like these sweet roasted carrots. Tossed with rice, raisins, pistachios and an orange-honey dressing, plus creamy goat’s curd to bring it all together, this moreish rice bowl sings with exotic flavour.

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Green Rice Salad Bowl with Pepita-Crusted Avocado

Inspired by Mexican green rice which uses a spicy herb paste of coriander, parsley and poblano chilli to tint the grains a verdant colour, we bring you this zesty, high-fibre brown rice salad brimming with nutritious vegetables. Served with boiled eggs and avocado wedges encrusted with a herby sunflower seed crust, this vegetarian dish includes all the nutrient powerhouses for the ultimate superfood dinner.

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Oregano Chicken with Leek Rice and Yoghurt Tartare

With a bit of clever cooking, you can still have your butter and creamy sauce while watching your waistline. Here, aromatic leek is used to flavour low-GI basmati rice so that butter can be used sparingly, while yoghurt reduces the fat content of the sauce and adds a complementary tang to char-grilled lemon-infused chicken.

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Spicy Pork Meatballs with Coconut Rice

An amazing dinner of pork meatballs flavoured with Thai red curry paste served with coconut rice and Asian greens. And there’s enough pork mince to make extra rissoles for lunch the next day along with some baked sweet potato and greens.

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