In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Scent
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Basmati rice has a very distinct smell. There have been times when people visiting me would ask, ‘What are you cooking, it has such an amazing aroma, I feel like having some?’
When I’d say ‘it’s a different kind of rice, it’s called basmati rice. ‘
Upon hearing it’s rice their enthusiasm to eat lessens. I guess they think it’s rice how different can it be. I think it tastes much better than, long grain or uncle Ben’s rice.
I use this rice to make biriyani, it’s a kind of casserole where the ingredients are rice, meat, potatoes,l tomatoes, onions and spices. It’s a complete dish. I have cooked it several times and our friends from NEWFOUNDLAND, love it.
The dish has all the scents combined such as clarified butter, different spices, the rice and meat. We serve it with yogurt salad, which is a combination of cucumber, tomato, onion, green chilly, sugar and salt, and lemon juice.
Even our feline friends get excited when they smell this biriyani dish!