Missa's Herby Basmati Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 227.0
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.0 mg
  • Sodium: 71.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Fragrant basmati rice simmered with rosemary and saffron... Fragrant basmati rice simmered with rosemary and saffron...
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup dry basmati rice, rinsed well
    2 cups water
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp rosemary, dried or fresh
    1 tsp parsley, dried or fresh
    2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp saffron (about one nice pinch)
    1 tbsp Fleischmann's Olive Oil Spread
    1 tbsp Olive Oil

    Makes 4 ONE CUP servings


Basmati rice is really the best grain of rice available. It has a wonderful fragrant aroma and is more flavorful than regular varieties of rice.

This herby basmati rice recipe is very versatile. It makes a great base when topped with stews, soups, dumplings etc or is a good side item.. add chicken or veggies for a potential main course.

Just a cool FYI, I like to display the rice (and portion it!) by filling a measuring cup with the rice, press it a bit, then invert it onto the plate or into the bowl and it will hold its shape in a ball. Looks kinda pretty surrounded by my beef stew!

Melt the olive oil spread (or margarine) in a saucepan of low-med heat, stirring in the garlic powder as it melts to make a melted garlic butter mixture. Stir in the rice and keep stirring and cooking enough to start to brown the rice a bit.

Stir in the water, salt, saffron (crumble it up a bit with your finger tips first). Stir well. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until almost all of the liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat and stir in the rosemary and parsley. A fork may work best so you can fluff it a bit. Recover and let sit for a few minutes for the flavors to mingle. Sprinkle with the grated parm on top and serve.

This recipe makes 4 ONE CUP servings... or 8 1/2 cup servings but the nutrition information calculated was for ONE CUP so adjust if you eat less than that... and take liberties with your herbs too... more or less to your liking as far as how strong it is... amounts are approximate to what I do.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MISSAFU.

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  • In order to succeed this recipe you have to use Diamond Pearl Basmati Rice. This is a Pure Indian Basmati rice. If you want more informations go on the website http://www.sonaimpex.net or send a mail at info@sonaimex.com - 7/7/11

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