AMIRA is a veteran specialty rice brand with a line of authentic basmati Indian rice with superior taste and versatility. Many people do not know that basmati rice has a lot of health benefits. It lowers the risk of heart disease, is an excellent source of magnesium for regulating the nervous system, decreases risk of colon cancer, is a great source of energy, has 20% more fiber compared to other rice and is gluten free and low in fat.
All natural, kosher, gluten-free, and non-GMO, AMIRA’s authentic Indian basmati rice not only tastes good, but it is good for you. Their coveted product range includes the Amira Gold Line, which consists of Natural Basmati Rice, Natural Thai Jasmine Rice, Natural Thai Jasmine Brown Rice, Natural Brown Basmati Rice, and Smoked Basmati Rice. For those who are familiar with AMIRA, such an extensive and dynamic product line is not unexpected, as the brand continues to make significant strides in the areas of growth and development; which is evidenced by the launch of their organic product range, which includes organic Brown Basmati Rice, Traditional Basmati Rice and Sona Masoori Rice.
- 1 cup AMIRA basmati brown rice
- 2 cups water or lowsodium chicken broth
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 packet of Dizzly Pig Tsunami spin seasoning OR 1/2 teaspoon each: Paprika, Onion powder, Garlic powder, Turmeric, and paprika
- salt and papper to taste
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2-3 large carrots, chopped
- 1-2 cups broccoli
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 1
- Preheat oven to 450 and roast the carrots for 20 minutes.
- To start the rice. Add the water and rice to a medium size soup pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked. After 20 minutes remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.
- While the rice is cooking, heat a large skillet on medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another 2-3 minutes. Add in broccoli and half the seasoning and cook until heated through.
- Remove vegetables from skillet. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and add the chicken and sprinkle with remaining seasoning. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side. Add the vegetables and soy sauce. Stir and cook for a few more minutes, until vegetables reheat and chicken is cooked thoroughly.
- Serve over AMIRA rice with carrots.
AMIRA’s authentic Indian basmati rice embodies the qualities that have earned basmati the title of “super grain,” while the brand’s passion for purity has taken them from humble beginnings to the position of global market leader that they occupy today. AMIRA’s commitment to the company-wide philosophy of maintaining a “passion for purity” and producing foods that adhere to their exceptionally high standards of quality is evident in every facet of their production process. Knowing that not all rice is created equally, AMIRA sources their basmati from the foothills of the Himalayas – an area dedicated to the cultivation and production of basmati rice. Aged for a time period of 12-18 months before the processing stage is initiated, the rice is prepared in a state of the art treatment plant to preserve all of its purity. From cultivation to packaging, AMIRA‘s objective is to ensure that the highest of customer expectations is met, and not only strive to create a great product, but to bond people and cultures across the globe through the common language of food.
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