Basmati rice is a long grained thin rice. It has a delicate flavor and taste and a clear shiny rich look when cooked. It is a prefered variety of rice for many rice preparations. Though it is a bit more expensive, it's taste, aroma and look is worth the price.
As it is a delicate rice it needs special care while handling and cooking to get the best results.
Ingredients for 3 servings of basmati rice:
Basmati rice - 1 cup.
Water - 1 3/4 cup.
Salt (optional)- 1/4 tsp.