Basmati is the Sanskrit word for “fragrant”. Basmati rice has a fantastic flavour down to its natural nutty taste and subtle fragrance. It is slightly chewy in texture and popular world wide for many dishes.
High in fibre
Low in fat
Retains the outer bran layer keeping the micro nutrients intact
Basmati rice has the longest grain of rice of all rice varieties and has a full aroma and flavor. Only the outer, indigestible chaff has been removed. The membrane with many valuable nutrients is therefore still there. Preparation method: use about 75 g per person. Rinse the rice. Add twice the amount of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 40 to 45 minutes. Storage advice: keep cool, dry and well closed.
White Basmati Rice is an aromatic long grain white rice. It has been used in India and Pakistan for thousands of years and is perfect with curries and other exotic dishes where a fragrant long grain rice is preferred.
This rice is named after the town around which it is cultivated. These beautiful stubby white grains of rice hold their texture well during prolonged cooking. This makes them the perfect basis for an authentic Italian risotto. Arborio rice can also be used to make sweet rice pudding or used instead of Spanish rice in a Paella. This is a versatile short grain rice for making comforting sweet and savoury dishes.