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Entry from March 18, 2008
Texmati (rice)

“Texmati” is a trademarked name for a brand of rice that is an aromatic blend of American long-grain rice and basmati rice. Texmati originated in 1977 in Alvin, Texas. Many cookbook recipes specifically mention Texmati rice.
Texmati rice
An AROMATIC RICE that’s a cross between American long-grain rice and BASMATI. It has more flavor and fragrance than its American parent and less than basmati. Texmati comes in both white and brown versions, with the brown having a nuttier nuance than the white. See also RICE.
© Copyright Barron’s Educational Services, Inc. 1995 based on THE FOOD LOVER’S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.
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Texmati is the most widely recognized brand of aromatic rice in the US and is frequently requested by name in recipes. When cooked, it has the appetizing aroma of popcorn and a subtle nutty taste.
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Wikipedia: Rice
Aromatic rices have definite aromas and flavours; the most noted cultivars are Thai fragrant rice, Basmati, Patna rice, and a hybrid cultivar from America sold under the trade name, Texmati. Both Basmati and Texmati have a mild popcorn-like aroma and flavour. In Indonesia there are also red and black cultivars.
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Texmati rice
Texmati is a brand name for an aromatic basmati rice grown in the U.S.
11 January 1984, New York (NY) Times, “Food Accent for 80’s Is Decidedly American” by Marian Burros, pg. C1:
And new products like Texmati rice, which combines the best of Texas long grain with Indian Basmati.
6 September 1987, New York (NY) Times, “Not the Same Old Rice” by Joanna Pruess, pg. SM49:
Basmati rice is grown in the Himalayan foothills. The Hindi word basmati means “queen of fragrance,” and as it cooks, this rice gives off a milky-nutty aroma. Texmati, a cross of basmati and American long-grain rice, was developed in Alvin, Tex. Jennifer Harvey Lang, the author of “Tasting; The Best From Ketchup to Caviar,” uses fragrant Texmati rice in her all-American paella.
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