Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Kalijira Rice:Ingredient

Lee has asked for chicken for dinner so chicken it is! I got the new edition of Food & Wine magazine and it has a chicken with apricots and almonds recipe I will make tonight with baby basmati rice.

Baby basmati rice is really Kalijira "The Prince of Rice" a very special premium long-grain white rice on a miniature scale. Grown in Bangladesh, this tiny rice cooks in only 10 minutes producing a delicate aroma, taste and texture. I use it in place of regular rice because it smells so wonderful and cooks so quickly. Unlike other kinds of rice, it is almost no-fail. You can buy it bulk at some natural food stores or it is sometimes available in packages from Lotus Foods.