13.340 Chasusu Basmati

Cycle 13 – Item 340

11 (Sun) December 2022

Chasusu Basmati


by me

at home

-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-

with the Family

Chasusu (차수수) is a kind of millet.  Couldn’t find an English/Linnaean translation – when found as an ingredient on various websites, it’s listed as “chasusu” – though I doubt that chasusu is indigenous/exclusive to Korea.  Looks kinda like pearl millet.  Added to steamed rice as a nutrition/flavor/texture/color enhancer (see also 6.037 Taste Test: Hetbahn, Supplemented).

I’m beginning to suspect that “basmati rice” is redundant.

The addition of chasusu – the grain is mixed in with the raw rice, perhaps a teaspoon of grain per cup of rice, and steamed together – doesn’t make a huge impact.  A light reddish tinge.  A bit of pop.  A hint of nuttiness.  A boost of fiber.  Just a touch nicer all around.

The main dish was chicken & potato butter curry.


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