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Wehani® is an aromatic rice sold whole-grain, with the bran left on.
Before cooking, it is terracotta coloured.
When cooked, the rice turns a mahogany colour and is slightly chewy. Some think the cooked rice has an aroma similar to hot peanuts or popcorn.
The rice splits slightly when cooked.
For 4 to 6 servings: Simmer 1 cup (11 oz / 300 g) of Wehani® in 2 cups (16 oz / 500 ml) of water and 1 tablespoon of butter for 45 minutes with the pot’s lid on. Don’t remove the lid. Then remove from heat, let stand for 10 minutes.
Or, use same quantity of ingredients in a rice cooker.
Store in a sealed container in a cool place for up to one year.
Wehani® Rice was developed in California, USA Harlan Lundberg at Lundberg Family Farms from Basmati rice.
The name comes, mostly, from the names for the Lundberg brothers Wendell, Eldon, Homer, Albert, and Harlan (Albert was actually their father.)
It has been sold since at least 1991, and probably was on the market before that.
Lundberg Family Farms was established in 1937 by Albert Lundberg.
Wehani® is a trademarked name.