Organic Brown Basmati Rice

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Description

Organic Brown Basmati Rice has bite and flavour.

Organic Brown Basmati Rice is a species of rice unique to India. Basmati has been used in India and Pakistan for thousands of years and is known for its nutty flavour and rich aroma.  It is a long, slender grain which creates a lovely light, fluffy rice when cooked.

The word ‘Basmati’ means ‘the prince of fragrance’ and you only need to cook a batch of it to find out why.  The special fragrance is due to a plant compound called 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline.  This compound is found in basmati rice at 90 parts per billion. That’s about 12 times more than in other rice varieties and gives basmati its special aroma.  This is what makes Basmati such a coveted rice variety.

Unlike white rice, brown rice contains the outer shell of the grain. The outer shell contains added nutrition and fibre.  If you prefer white varieties try our organic white basmati rice.

Origin: India

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Organic Brown Basmati Rice (cooked) are high in Manganese, Selenium and a source of Thiamin (B1), Niacin (B3), Pyridoxine (B6), Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper (per 195g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked Brown Basmati Rice: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(195g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 465kj/111kcal 419kj/100kcal 5%
Fat 0.9g 0.81g 1.14%
of which saturates 0.2g 0.18g 0.90%
Carbohydrate 23.0g 20.70g 7.96%
of which sugars 0.4g 0.36g 0.40%
Fibre 1.8g 1.62g
Protein 2.6g 2.34g 4.68%
Salt Trace
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(195g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.10mg 0.20mg 18.18%
Niacin (B3) 1.5mg 3.0mg 18.75%
Pyridoxine (B6) 0.10mg 0.3mg 21.42%
Magnesium 43mg 83.0mg 22.37%
Manganese 0.9mg 1.8mg 90%
Selenium 9.8mcg 19.1mcg 34.72%

Reference Intake (RI)

The Reference Intake (RI) refers to the recommended daily amount of a specific nutrient.

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Cooking Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice a few times
  2. Soak overnight if you have time.
  3. Combine two parts rice to one part fresh water in a pan.
  4. Add salt now if you want.
  5. Boil for 10 minutes and then simmer for a further 15-20 minutes.
  6. Let it stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tip:

  1. We have always loved brown basmati rice and serve it with vegetable chilli or organic chicken curry.
  2. We usually make an extra couple of portions for a rice salad the next day.
  3. We have also discovered that it makes a great fragrant rice pudding – with organic nutmeg, cinnamon and coconut sugar!