Minoo served the Turkey Black Bean Chili with Brown Basmati Rice. Brown rice is more nutritious than white rice as some of the nutrients have been removed from the rice in the process of removing the bran rice. These nutrients include vitamin B1, B3, iron, magnesium, fiber and fatty acid.
Brown rice is unmilled or partly milled rice. It is considered as a kind of whole grain, i.e. it’s a natural grain that remains unbleached. Brown rice is more chewier than white rice. Brown rice also becomes rancid more quickly than white rice.
The Brown Basmati Rice has a mild nutty flavour to it. You may garnish it with a bit of tamari and sesame seeds and can be served with steamed vegetables for a healthy meal.
This Brown Basmati Rice recipe will add another way of cooking rice which I had listed here.
- Brown Basmati Rice
- Water in the ratio of 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice
You may substitute some of the water with broth to make a more tastier rice. You may add other ingredients like peas, lemon zest, dried chilies, raisins, herbs ginger, minced sun-dried tomatoes into the rice for extra flavours.
|Wash the rice well like 4 to 5 times before cooking.
for a more nutty flavour, you may roast the brown rice in the oven for 10-15 minutes in the oven or dry frying pan on the stove. Roasted brown rice will need lesser time to cook.
Put the brown rice and water in a pot. Season with salt to taste.
|Set heat high and bring to a boil uncovered.|
|Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat.|
|Cover it with a lid wrapped in a kitchen towel to absorb the excess liquid. Simmer on low for 35 to 45 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the rice sit in the covered pot at least another 10 to 20 minutes.
|Drizzle a little oil into the rice and fluff with a fork.|
|The rice will be separated and not mushy.
Minoo, thank you for sharing again in the South Arm Community Kitchen.