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3 types of Basmati rice

Rice is unanimously given a revered place on an Indian thali. Though there are many varieties of rice, we Indians are partial to our basmati. This rice is a common variety not only in our cuisine but also in many Middle Eastern dishes.  

Basmati rice is long, slender-grained and aromatic. This variety of rice is popular for its distinct aroma and unique flavour that teases the palate. Although commonly used to make different types of biryanis, there’s a lot more you can do with basmati rice than just make biryani. Because of its size, aroma and taste, basmati offers itself to a number of delicious Indian recipes. No wonder, it is second-best to non. Basmati is not just one rice, but a range of different varieties. We give you insights on three such varieties by Bigbasket Royal Exclusive range. 

Our basmati rice is sourced from the rice-bowl-states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand and is processed in GMP plants using Swiss technology to ensure superior quality and high nutritional value even when processed. 

BB Royal Basmati Mogra

This basmati rice has a very rich aroma and is non-sticky. Being fluffy and delicious, it makes for great staple food for everyday use. Its unrivalled aroma adds to the overall flavour. Being easy on the digestive system, this rice is perfect for everyday consumption. It is aged for up to 12 months and hence, assures great quality. This rice can be used to make a variety of dishes or can be accompanied by dals, curries or vegetable preparations. You can add more taste to your daily varieties and pamper your taste buds by making rajma chawal, dal chawal, khichdi, kheer and much more. It will leave a lasting impression on your loved ones and guests alike due to its intoxicating aroma, flavour and texture. 

Size:

Pre-cooking:  4.5-4.75 mm 

Post cooking:  7.5-8 mm 

How to cook: 

Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well. Add one cup of rice to 1 ½ cups of boiling water and cook on medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes. Stir once or twice. Drain the rice in a sieve. 

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BB Royal Superior Classic Basmati Rice

BB Royal Superior Classic Basmati Rice is known for its incomparable flavour, fluffy texture and aroma. Known as the “Champagne of Rice,” the long, slender grains of this classic basmati rice offers the palate an unforgettable experience of taste. Because of its unique qualities, it can be incorporated into a whole host of rice recipes from fried rice to pilaf. This is the rice that is favoured during all special occasions and festivals in our country. 

This rice is also processed to retain its nutritional value and quality in GMP plants after being sourced from Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand. 

Size: 

Pre-cooking:   8 mm 

Post cooking:   18 mm 

How to cook: 

Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well. Add one cup of rice to two cups of boiling water and cook on medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes. Stir once or twice. Drain the rice in a sieve. 

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BB Royal Biryani Basmati Rice

BB Royal Biryani Basmati Rice has extra-long grains. It leaves us wanting more because of its length, slenderness, flavour and of course, the aroma. This superior quality rice is also non-sticky and fluffy. It is specially processed to make all types of biryanis like Hyderabadi Biryani, Awadhi, Lucknowi Biryani, Ambur Biryani, Dindigul Biryani, Calicut Biryani, Sindhi Biryani and others. 

Size: 

Pre-cooking   8 mm 

Post cooking   15 mm 

How to cook:  

Soak the rice in enough water for 30 minutes. Drain well. Add one cup of rice to two cups of boiling water and cook on medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Stir once or twice. Drain the rice in a sieve. 

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Basmati rice nutrition: 

Although fragrant and delicious, white basmati rice is marginally less nutritious than brown basmati rice. This is because white basmati rice goes through processing which strips away some of the whole-grain goodness from it. However, white basmati rice is still a great source of folate. A typical serving of cooked basmati rice contains 46mcg of folate and 6% of your daily value of iron. 

100 grams of white basmati rice has: 

Protein – 8.1 grams  

Carbohydrate – 77.1gm 

Fat – 0.6gm 

Fibre – 2.2gm

Our Promise to the Farmers: 

We endeavour to give the best price to our farmers. With the elimination of middlemen, BB Team for the last 3 years has been ensuring that our farmers/fpos get a fair remunerative price for their produce than what they get in mandis.

3 comments on “3 types of Basmati rice

  1. Vrushali S Toraskar

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  2. Nice post author.Thank you.

  3. It is quite imformative Blog. that opened our eyes for the next oppotunity
    Traditional Basmati Rice

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