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Organic White Basmati Rice

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Organic White Basmati Rice translates as ‘The Prince of Fragrance’.  Who can argue with that?

Organic White 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.

One 90g serving of cooked white basmati is a source of  Thiamin (B1), Folate and Manganese

We often go for the added fibre and nutrition of brown rice, but lets face it, nothing absorbs the fragrant spices of curry dishes quite like organic white basmati rice.

If you want to try other speciality organic rices take a look at our organic brown jasmine rice, organic black riceorganic brown basmati rice and organic red rice.

Ingredients: Organic White Basmati Rice

Origin: India / Pakistan

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

* Packaging can vary


Nutritional Information


Typical Nutrient Values: Amount per 100g:
Energy 1490kj/356kcal
Fat 1.1g
of which saturates 0g
Carbohydrate 77.8g
of which sugars 0g
Fibre 2.2g
Protein 6.67g
Salt 0g

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. Cover and cook rice until all water has been absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat and let steam for 10 minutes.
  6. Lightly fork the grains and serve.


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


Family Tips

  1. White rice is softer and more absorbent so goes really well with curries and chilli hot pots.
  2. We have also discovered that it makes a great fragrant rice pudding – with organic nutmeg, cinnamon and coconut sugar!