About Basmati Rice

Many a times people have asked what the meaning of basmati rice is. Basmati rice has been reported in India since the early days of the 19th Century though it may have been named differently. 'Bas' in Hindi language means "aroma" and 'Mati' means "full of" hence the word Basmati i.e. full of aroma. This rice is different from other rice mainly due to the aroma and elongation post cooking. No other rice has this combined characteristic. The post cooking elongation of more than twice its original length, the aroma and its sweet taste has made basmati rice a delicacy. Basmati rice is grown only in Northern India and in parts of Pakistan touching India. One can easily call it the Champagne of India.

Basmati is a variety of long grain rice, famous for its fragrance and delicate flavour. Its name means "Queen of Fragrance" in Hindi.

The grains of basmati rice are much longer than they are wide, and they grow even longer as they cook. They stay firm and separate, not sticky, after cooking. Basmati rice is available both as white rice and a brown rice. Due to the high amount of starch clinging to the rice grains, many cooks wash this rice before cooking it. Soaking it for half an hour to two hours before cooking makes the grains less likely to break during cooking.

Most basmati rice can be quickly categorized as either 'white' or 'brown' depending on its initial appearance. Most of the difference here has to do with processing, as all rice begins as brown. The grains grow enclosed in a natural fiber sheath made of bran that gives them a tan color and also a sort of nutty flavor.

Within the brown and white categories there are also further distinctions based on growing region and specific plant breed. Most of the rice designed for export is simply labeled basmati, but a more careful examination of different choices can reveal some subtle differences. Rice from the mountainous northern parts of India is often slightly different from that cultivated in the flatter rice paddies of the south.

M. Russo Group has been serving clients as Rice Manufacturer and Exporters for Indian Basmati Rice and Non Basmati Rice to the world for 250 years. Their special tradition of trading has been passed down from father to son through the generations. The BasmatiRice offered by them is notable for its fragrance and unique flavour. They are engaged in dealing with a wide range of Basmati Rice such as Sugandha Golden Sella Basmati Rice, Sugandha White Sella Basmati Rice, Pusa (D.B.) White Sella Basmati Rice, Pusa (D.B.) Golden Sella Basmati Rice and many other varieties.

 
 
 
 
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