That wonderful aroma that is so familiar with Basmati is due to the natural chemical 2-acetyl-1-pyroline that is found in all rices, but is found in higher concentrations in Basmati.
- Wash rice thoroughly under tap, removing starch.
- Soak rice in cold water for 30 minutes, then drain.
- Bring water to boil and stir in rice, simmering for 5 minutes, drain off water and add curry and salt.
- Let rice stand for 5 minutes and fluff gently with fork.
Yields 3 cups of cooked rice.
Recipe reprinted with permission from HealthRecipes.com