Often called the “King of Rice”, Basmati is an extra-long grained aromatic rice famous for its unique nutlike flavour, delicate texture, and distinct taste. People who are fans of Basmati and other long grain rice styles also argue that the rice is more flavourful than shorter grain versions. Our Basmati rice comes from India. In keeping with traditional methods, it is aged for 1–2 years in India so it loses its moisture, giving it fall-off-your-fork light, fluffy characteristics.
While Basmati rice is ideal for Indian dishes, this fluffy rice can be used in virtually any dish. Before cooking Basmati rice, it is necessary to soak it for half an hour and then wash it in several changes of cold water. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Basmati rice is the lowest of all rice on the Glycemic Index, making it more suitable for diabetics compared to certain other grains and products made from white flour.