a variety of cultivated long-grain rice that is notably fragrant.

1845–50; < Hindi basmati, literally, fragrant Unabridged
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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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