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basmati

[bahs-mah-tee] /bɑsˈmɑ ti/
noun
1.
a variety of cultivated long-grain rice that is notably fragrant.
Origin
1845-1850
1845-50; < Hindi basmati, literally, fragrant
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  • Fish main courses include salmon with basmati rice and roasted tuna with mint, coriander, sauteed potatoes and tomatoes.
  • White rice is normally used in this common dish, but brown basmati is even better.
  • Each day a special is posted for lunch, perhaps baked chicken with basmati rice and fresh vegetables.

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