Thursday, April 14, 2011
I love the bulk section at Winco Foods. I will admit, I was a grocery store snob before I met my husband. I thought Winco was full of cheap and unhealthy food. I remember at the beginning of our relationship he would suggest that we go to Winco and I would just shrug it off and go where I wanted. And then one day we went to Winco, and I now I love it. I never knew Winco had a bulk section with everything from Andes Mints to Cherrios to Nuts to Dog Treats. I was like a kid in a candy store, I got so many bulk items that day it was probably overkill.
I have decided to try the different grains they offer at Winco, my first being Basmati Rice. Since I read up on it, let me tell you a little something about Basmati Rice. :)
"Basmati rice is one of the fragrant, aromatic rices from India and Pakistan. It is now grown in Texas and is gaining converts everyday. It's long, tender grains and distinctively nutty taste make it the rice of choice for curries and pilafs." - The Great Food Almanac
I am excited, both for the Basmati Rice and to try all the wonderful grains Winco has to offer that I was always afraid to try. So here I go, Basmati Rice...
1. 1 cup Basmati Rice
3. 1/4 tsp Salt
4. 1/4 tsp Oil
1. Wash rice until water runs clear
2. Soak rice for 2 hours
3. Bring 2 cups of water to boil then add rice, salt and oil
4. Cover, turn temperature to low and simmer for ten minutes
5. Remove from heat, do not remove cover, let sit for another 10 minutes
6. Eat your rice
Personally, I love it. It is perfectly sticky. It did not turn out mushy at all, which I was actually afraid of happening. It is perfect rice. I am so stoked. I have seen so many recipes with Basmati Rice and I can't wait to try some. Yay, great success! :)