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Curried Basmati Rice

Considered luxury food in India and Pakistan, where it was originally cultivated, this aromatic rice was named basmati, which means “queen of fragrance.” It is delightful mixed with curry. Note: Not all curry powders are created equal. Experiment with various “heats,” from mild to superhot.

Curried Basmati Rice

Servings 3 -4


  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 onions chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Spray a large nonstick saucepan with nonstick cooking spray, heat.
  2. Combine the mushrooms, onions and bell peppers; sauté until softened, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir in the rice, curry powder, salt and 1 ½ cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmered, covered, 15-20 minutes.

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