What Rice to Cook?

What Rice to Cook?

Wondering what Rice to cook which is best for your dish?  The information below will be helpful.

Brown Rice

  • Natural 100% whole grain product.
  • Only the outer hull has been removed.
  • Rice germ and bran layer remain on each kernel.
  • Slightly chewy texture with a nutty flavor when cooked.
  • Use as an ingredient in main course, side dish or salads.

Long Grain Rice

  • Remains separate and fluffy when cooked.
  • Bran layer removed during milling process.
  • Slender kernel with white color.
  • Use as an ingredient in main course, side dish or salads.

Parboiled Rice

  • Rice undergoes a steam and pressure process, called parboil, to create separate kernels when cooked.
  • Golden color and firmer texture when cooked.
  • Golden color comes from bran layer being forced into the kernel during the parboil process.
  • It is not precooked; follow cooking directions on package.
  • Use in soups, entrees and any recipe where the kernels need to remain separate.

Medium Grain Rice

  • Shorter, wider kernel than long grain rice.
  • Cooked grains are plump and tender, with greater tendency to cling.
  • Use in desserts, pies, puddings and casseroles where a smooth texture and the abilitiy to hold its shape is desired.



With so much contrasting information about nutrition popping up each day, it’s difficult to know what is and isn’t good for us. One minute the Avocado is a Super food and the next it’s a sin. To combat the confusion, our experts has gone back to basics to explain the elements that make up our food and their effects on the body.

While plenty of fat diets will praise low or no-carb intake, carbohydrates are the most important fuel for exercising muscles and a crucial part of a healthy, balanced diet. Rice is a great example of a complex carbohydrate that keeps us fuller for longer and provides a steady source of energy.


To maintain a healthy diet, fat should make up the smallest percentage of your nutrients. Low in fat and cholesterol, rice can play an important role in your diet. Brown rice contains more monounsaturated fat (the good kind) than white rice, though both are low in saturates.

The eight essential amino acids contained in protein provide the necessary building blocks for developing and repairing muscles. Whilst often classified as a carbohydrate, rice is one of the highest quality protein sources available.

Gluten can cause digestive difficulties for those with an intolerance to gluten, as well as babies, the elderly and the unwell. Rice is one of the few cereals and grains that is free from gluten, making it the go-to for Gluten Free diets.

The many benefits of fibre include providing protection against diseases of the large intestine, bowel and colon cancer and coronary heart diseases. More commonly associated with fruit, vegetables and grains such as wheat, Rice is actually contains a high percentage of insoluble fibre.

The Glycemic Index (or GI) refers to how an ingredient affects your blood sugar levels. Low to Medium GI ingredients result in better maintenance of blood sugar levels, which helps suppress appetite. The lower average insulin levels produced also allow more fat to be burned as a source of fuel making Low to Medium GI ingredients like Pure Basmati suitable for those with Diabetes.

The Food Standards Agency recommends consuming no more than 6g of salt per day as part of a balanced diet. Fine Rice Pure Basmati contains between 5% and 18.3% of your recommended daily allowance.


Why Basmati Is Best?

Why Basmati Is Best?


If you think rice is just rice, here are just a few of the reasons why Basmati is best and why to choose Basmati over ordinary rice.

Basmati Is A Healthy ‘Supergrain”

Basmati is gluten-free and low in fat. It contains all eight essential amino acids, folic acid, and is very low in sodium and has no cholesterol.

Basmati has a low to medium glycemic index, meaning that energy is released at a slower, steadier rate leading to a more balanced level of energy.

Fine Rice Basmati tastes like no other rice on earth. Unlike ordinary long grain rice the light, fluffy texture of Basmati’s long, slender grains offers the palate a totally different experience in terms of mouth-feel and taste – distinctive, unique and slightly ‘nutty’.

Literally translated as ‘the fragrant one’, Basmati has been described as having the aroma of sun-baked wood and flowers. If you want to sell your house, just cook Fine Rice Basmati instead of baking bread!

There is only one Basmati harvest a year and the plant requires specific weather conditions to mature and flourish. It is much taller than other rices, and so is prone to wind damage. Its delicate make-up explains the constant need for vigilance and care by the farmer, yet allows the plant to develop its complex and unique flavor and characteristics. This constant love and affection is reflected in its premium price compared to ordinary long grain rice.

Basmati is now the most popular type of dry rice with consumers all over the world. Sales of Basmati rice have grown every year for the past 20 years and now account for over 50% of the rice sold in the world.