Basmati Rice

What is Basmati rice? 

Basmati is a special long-grain aromatic rice grown in the Himalayan foothills of the Indian sub-continent. Basmati rice cultivation has been a part of agriculture in India and Pakistan for centuries. Consumers love basmati rice in the Indian sub-continent because of its fantastic aroma and taste. It contains all the eight essential amino acids and folic acids which are important for the functioning of our body. It is also low in Sodium and fat. Basmati rice is relatively expensive than other rice as it is harvested only once a year. 

Benefits of Basmati 

  1. The low-cholesterol and high-fiber nature of basmati rice makes it good for the heart's overall health.
  2. Basmati rice is suitable for diabetics due to its high fiber and low-carbohydrates. However, please refer your doctor to manage your rice intake and identify your diabetes type and status.
  3. Basmati rice is good for digestion.
  4. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) helps in better brain functionality and health. 

What is basmati rice used for? 

Basmati rice can be consumed as part of a daily meal. In the Indian sub-continent, where rice is a dominant aspect of everyday meals, rice is consumed at least once daily. It is eaten with lentils, soups, stews, meat, vegetables, etc. As basmati rice is more expensive than other rice, basmati is often mixed with other rice when cooking. 

Basmati rice is dominantly chosen to make dishes like pulao and biryani. 

Basmati rice gives its best taste when it is rinsed before cooking. Rinsing takes away excess starch and prevents it from being sticky. 

Where can I buy basmati rice in Japan? 

You can buy basmati rice in Japan from Rara Market Nepal. You can order online or visit us at our store.