Our love of rice is not a secret; we haven’t exactly been shy about it, today though I want to talk about the nuances of rice. Have you ever noticed the distinctions in rice and by that, I don’t mean short vs. long or brown vs. white. Not all rice is the same every variety has its own subtle flavor, aroma and texture.
Take good jasmine rice for instance. Have you ever opened a jar of jasmine rice and simply stopped in your tracks to enjoy the bouquet of toasted butter drifting up to you? No, then you have truly been missing out.
RiceSelect™ Jasmati®, which is a long grain American grown jasmine rice, will completely enchant you with its sweet perfume and subtle nutty flavor of exotic Thai jasmine rice and I am not just saying that. I was amazed at the difference in aroma and taste compared to the long grain rice that we normally use.
Part of what makes rice so endearing is its versatility, serving as an essential source of nutrition in so many global cuisines from Japanese sushi to our southern jambalaya’s and red rice.
As with this Mushroom Parmesan Rice which is one of our favorite dishes to make. Similar to a creamy risotto but much easier to make and on the table in a jiffy. The trick is toasting the Jasmati rice slightly along with lots of rich Parmesan to compliment the natural buttery nutty flavor of the rice.
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In the meantime pop on over to RiceSelect to see their world of flavors which you can enjoy. Personally, if their Jasmati Rice is any indication of what to expect I can’t wait to fill my pantry with each flavor.
We hope that you enjoy giving our recipe a try and we can’t wait to hear how you spice up your meals with rice!
All our love~ Shari & The Guys
*This is a sponsored post but all opinions and statements are my own* [print_this] Mushroom Parmesan Rice–Serves 4 Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
1 cup RiceSelect Jasmati rice
2 cups chicken broth
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Directions: In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat add the olive oil, shallots and cook until soft approx. 4-5 minutes.
Add rice and cook, stirring until the rice just starts to brown approx. 3 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, wine and mushrooms.
Cover, lower the heat to a simmer and cook for approx.12-15 minutes or until all of the broth has been absorbed.
Add butter and Parmesan.
Serve with baked chicken, scallops or a nice filet and enjoy! Shari [/print_this]
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