Specialty Grains

 

Basmati rice is nature’s gift to the Indian subcontinent. This exotic grain only grows at the foothills of the Himalayas and is known as the “Queen of Fragrance”. Basmati is an extra-long slender grain that is most sought after for its magical aroma and delightful nutty flavor.

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Jasmine rice is another aromatic variety that is slightly shorter and thicker than Basmati rice grains. It has a subtle flavor, floral scent and soft sticky texture once cooked, making it perfect for stir-fries and Thai inspired dishes.

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Sona Masoori is an Indian medium-grain white rice. It is naturally fat and sodium free with low-starch. Combined with its lightweight aroma and texture, this grain is easy to enjoy and adorn your palate.

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Couscous is a “mini pasta” that originates from North Africa. This grain is made from ground semolina wheat into little balls that cooks quicker and easier than other pastas. It’s a very neutral and nutritious base ingredient for all sorts of dishes.

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Quinoa, pronounced “Kin-Wah”, is commonly mistaken to be a grain because of its nutty flavor and grain-like consistency. This ancient seed has been cultivated for many centuries and is known as a superfood today. It is a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids, naturally gluten free and is a great substitute for those looking to cut back on starchy grains.

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