Basmati rice – An aromatic, long grain brown or white rice from India and California. Basmati rice is nutty and fluffy. Use as you would regular long grain rice.
Basmati derives from the Sanskrit word “vasmati”, meaning “fragrant”.
According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, basmati rice has a “medium” glycemic index (between 56 and 69), thus making it more suitable for diabetics as compared to certain other grains and products made from white flour.
Favorite Recipe: Thai Pork Packets with Sesame Basmati Rice