A well-known cereal grass (Oryza sativa) and its seed. This plant is extensively cultivated in warm climates, and the grain forms a large portion of the food of the inhabitants. In America it grows chiefly on low, moist land, which can be overflowed.
to press food through the sievelike holes of a ricer.
Experiment with different varieties, including brown and white. Brown is nutty, delicious and more nutritious than white, while taking longer to cook. Basmati white is fragrant and lovely with curry dishes.