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Crunchy Basmati Rice

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For seasoning mix
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Dried sweet basil 1 Teaspoon
  Sweet paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)

Combine the seasoning mix ingredients in a small bowl.
Place a 10-inch nonstick skillet over high heat, and add all of the ingredients.
Stir and cook until the rice is tender, about 16 to 18 minutes.
Transfer the rice to a strainer and rinse thoroughly.
Clean the skillet and place it back over high heat.
Add the rice and cook for about 30 to 35 minutes.
During the first 5 to 10 minutes, while the starches in the rice are still moist, there will be some minor sticking in the skillet.
With a wooden spoon gently clean the bottom of the skillet and turn the rice over.
Once the starches dry, the sticking will stop.
Gently shake or stir the rice occasionally to ensure that it browns evenly.
Continue to stir until the rice turns a golden brown and is crunchy.
Remove the rice and place it in an open container to cool, then cover it to store.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 738 Calories from Fat 15

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.3%

Saturated Fat 0.42 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1953.9 mg81.4%

Total Carbohydrates 161 g53.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.3 g25.1%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A 19.9% Vitamin C 10.3%

Calcium 19.4% Iron 25.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Crunchy Basmati Rice Recipe