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HERBED BASMATI RICE A LA CONTESSA

Herbed Basmati Rice Copyright 2007, Ina Garten, All Rights Reserved
See this recipe on air Sunday Aug. 19 at 10:00 AM ET/PT.

1 cup uncooked long-grain (white) basmati rice (recommended: Texmati)
1 3/4 cups water
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced fresh curly parsley leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill leaves
1 tablespoon minced fresh scallions, white and green parts
Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Combine the rice, 1 3/4 cups water, the salt, and butter in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low, stir once, and simmer, covered tightly, for 15 minutes. (I need to pull the pot half off the burner to keep it from boiling over.) Turn off the heat and allow the rice to sit covered for 5 minutes. Add the parsley, dill, scallions, and pepper. Fluff with a fork, and serve warm.

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 3 to 4 servings
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Episode#: IG0901

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