I’m sorry that I haven’t been around in awhile. Things have gotten busy here and my computer time has been spent doing things like printing out homeschool homework and stocking up on some things we needed for our home.
But I wanted to come by today and share some of the FUN FREE stuff that I’ve been collecting.
First. I joined SheSpeaks awhile back and have really enjoyed being a part of this online community. I’ve gotten free samples and coupons of Ghiradelli’s chocolate and I recently received a free one year subscription to Taste of Home magazine.
I used to get Taste of Home back when my princesses were younger and I eventually grew tired of what seemed to be the same old recipes repeated. But that has all changed now. Taste of Home has a great new modern, sleek look to the magazine and it’s packed with great recipes, ideas, product reviews and so much more.
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I’m Bzzing about Mahatma Rice!! I love RICE!! Especially Jasmine.
I actually had never tried Jasmine rice till about 3 months ago when I prepared a box meal that included it. I fell in love with it and now add it to any recipes I can.
I’m looking forward to trying out the Basmati Rice because it says it’s like Jasmine but with a stronger taste. That sounds DELICIOUS to me!! I’m also excited about all FREE RICE coupons I was sent to share with my friends! I LOVE Free Stuff!
I never knew Aromatic Rice could add so much to a meal. Here is some more information about Aromatic Rice that you can use in your home.
Aromatic Rice: Best Uses
The distinctive, delicate fragrance of Thai jasmine and Indian basmati are the perfect match for exotic flavors of ethnic cuisines. “When preparing an ethnic meal, for the most authentic dining experience, use the type of rice traditional to that cuisine,” says Debbie Jaramillo, Test Kitchen Manager for Riviana Foods Inc. “Think jasmine for Thai curries, or basmati for Indian pilafs.”
Here are some quick tips for cooking with Thai jasmine or Indian basmati.
- In Thailand, jasmine rice is often used in meals to temper the region’s bold, fiery cuisine.
- Seasonings typically paired with jasmine rice include flavors from Thailand and Vietnam: lemongrass, cilantro, hot chilies, fish sauce, limes or lemons, basil, coconut milk, nuts, fruits, garlic, shallots and hot and flavorful curries.
- Cooked jasmine rice remains soft when chilled, making it an excellent choice for salads or silky rice puddings.
- In Thai and Vietnamese cuisines, jasmine rice is often used in satays, curries, puddings, and fried rice.
- Generally used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, basmati rice cooks dry, light and very separate. Grains are thinner and longer than traditional long grain rice.
- When purchasing Indian basmati, dryness in rice is prized. The drier the rice, the greater its ability to absorb flavorful curry sauce or chutney.
- Basmati is perfect for pilafs and biryani, a baked Indian rice dish made with saffron, nuts, dried fruit, vegetables and chicken, seafood or meat.
- In India, basmati is frequently cooked with cumin, cinnamon or rose petals to provide a fragrant base to other foods. In Iran, basmati rice is often made more special with the addition of saffron. To add Mediterranean flavors to your basmati, try including feta or olive oil.
- Basmati is often used in stir-fry, salads and Indian rice puddings.
Rice: Dress it Up!
The versatility of rice is just one of its key benefits. Below are simple ways to make aromatic rice even more special.
Starting with hot, cooked rice
- Sprinkle with fried scallions, shallots, garlic or ginger.
- Add grated lemon zest, chopped fresh mint, a dab of butter and cooked peas.
- Stir in peanut butter and chopped scallions, sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
- Stir in grated parmesan cheese and sautéed onions.
- Season with toasted sesame oil or tamari.
- Stir in chopped dried fruit and toasted nuts.
- Sauté garlic, add rice and cook in chicken broth.
- Cooking jasmine rice in jasmine tea intensifies its sweet floral flavor.
- Add whole cloves and a stick of cinnamon while cooking basmati rice.
- Substitute a combination of chicken broth and white wine for water.
- Cook rice with a few saffron threads, stir in cooked peas.
- Cook with shiitake mushrooms for an earthy, smoky flavor.
For even more information and recipes, check out the Mahatma web site!
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