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Flavored Basmati Rice

  •  April 3, 2020

When we talk about nutrition, we cannot generalize. You have heard a lifetime of gossip about white rice. But not quite. Basmati, of Indian origin, has a favorable nutritional profile in the luggage. Nothing better than having an opinion with a good recipe, like this one that takes coconut water.

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He is called the "prince of the rice".

Aromatic variety, with a low glycemic index and a delicate flavor, basmati comes from the other side of the world to become the option that will vary our daily rice.

Experts say this variety, native to the Himalayan valleys, helps prevent overweight as it speeds up metabolism, which helps burn fat and calories.

For those looking to lose weight, another advantage of basmati is its low glycemic index.

On this scale, its index is 50, while white rice has a glycemic index between 70 and 90.

A low glycemic index diet promotes weight loss, increases insulin sensitivity, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and regulates cholesterol levels.

The ethnic cuisine of the region of origin recommends cooking it with coconut milk.

Therefore, I decided to share the way I prepare, making the advantageous exchange for coconut water.

The following recipe yields 12 servings, with 203.5 calories each.


3 tablespoons water
1 cup of chopped onion
1 clove garlic
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup unsweetened grated coconut
2 cups basmati rice
2 cups of coconut water
1 3/4 cups of tea
Cardamom pods to taste
5 charcoals
1 cinnamon stick

Method of preparation

In a pan, saute the onion in the three spoons of water over medium heat until golden brown.
Add garlic, cayenne pepper and salt and cook for another minute.
Put the rice and saute for another three minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the grated coconut, coconut water and water.
Add the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.
Mix and increase heat until boiling.
When boiling, lower the heat.
Cover and cook for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat without uncapping the pan for 15 minutes to finish steaming.
Then uncap and remove the cloves, cinnamon and cardamom.
Stir with a fork and serve then.

How to Make Indian-Style Basmati Rice | Indian Recipes | Allrecipes.com (April 2020)