basmati wiki

Everything you’ve wanted to know about your favourite rice

Origins

Taken from the Sanskrit word for “fragrant” or “perfumed one,” basmati is known for its sweet aroma, soft, luxurious texture and distinctive long, curved grains.

Nutrition

Basmati rice contains thiamin and niacin, two B vitamins that are very valuable to the metabolism.

Color

The most popularly used basmati rice has a translucent, white colour. Brown basmati rice has also been gaining prominence of late.

Texture

Basmati is endowed with the nutrients and richness of Himalayan soil. When it’s cooked into a delicious risotto, the texture of the plump kernel becomes soft and creamy.

Festive Uses

Owing to its life-sustaining and enriching qualities, rice is revered as a symbol of auspiciousness, prosperity and fertility, and is therefore widely used in religious rites and rituals.

Pairings

Flavorful rice blends perfectly in a savory sauce with chicken, black beans and green chilies and corn. Use it with cheese, tuna, curd or anything else that comes to mind.

Shelf Life

Kept away from moisture and direct sunlight, basmati rice has a shelf life of at least 2 years. Since it’s an edible product, the risk of infestation remains high and can be tackled with techniques life deep freezing. “Older, the better” could not be so true for anything else, as it is for basmati.

International Grain

Rice is the staple food of a large majority of the global population. Be it any country or continent, there is some indigenous variety of rice that forms an essential part of the diet of the populace.

THE GOODNESS OF BASMATI

Why add Basmati to your Daily Meal?

  • Low Glycaemic Index

    Glycemic Index (GI) measures how carbohydrates affect your blood sugar level. GI value can vary between different types of rice, but almost all kind of rice have a low to medium GI.

  • Gluten free goodness

    Wheat, barley and rye contain a protein called gluten. Although gluten can be considered a healthy part of a typical diet, some people are sensitive to this protein. Basmati keeps your meals gluten free.

  • Recipe flexibility

    Boil it, Fry it, Mix it, Spice it. Use Rice in every possible way you can imagine cooking. Use it for main course or dessert; this wonder grain opens up so many possibilities.

Let the “Queen of Fragrance” take your breath away.
Try Dunar Basmati today.