Why Basmati is Best – On your shopping list

Prized for its aromatic qualities, this unique rice fills your home with the fragrance of popping corn while it cooks.

Rice is available in over 40,000 varieties, of which Basmati rice occupies a prime position on account of its extra long superfine slender grains, pleasant, exquisite aroma, fine cooking quality, sweet taste, soft texture, length-wise elongation with least breadth-wise swelling on cooking and tenderness of cooked rice.

Basmati rice is easy on the digestive system. Also, it is saatvic or pure, and balances the physiology. Basmati rice builds body tissue and is very high on praana or vital life energy,” explains Ramakant Mishra, director of Product Research and Development at Maharishi Ayurveda.