Organic White Basmati Rice

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Description

Organic White Basmati Rice translates as ‘The Price 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.

Origin: Pakistan

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

Nutritional Information

Organic White Basmati Rice (cooked) is a source of Thiamin (B1), Folate and Manganese (per 90g serving)

Typical Nutrient Values of Cooked White Basmati Rice: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Energy 544kj/130kcal 490kj/117kcal 5.85%
Fat 0.3g 0.27g 0.39%
of which saturates 0.1g 0.09g 0.45%
Carbohydrate 28.2g 25.38g 9.76%
of which sugars 0.1g 0.09g 0.10%
Fibre 0.4g 0.36g
Protein 2.7g 2.43g 4.86%
Salt 1.0mg 0.90mg 0.04%
Typical Vitamin/ Mineral Values: Amount per 100g: Amount per serving
(90g)
% Reference intake (RI) per serving
Thiamin (B1) 0.2mg 0.18mg 16.36%
Folate 60mcg 54mcg 27%
Manganese 0.5mg 0.45mg 22.50%

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. 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.

Storage

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!