Healthy Food Database

Basmati rice
Basmati rice is grown in India at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a fragrant long-grain rice. When cooked the grains are dry and clean. Basmati is an easy rice to cook and less likely to become gluggy - even if you are the most inexperienced cook. Basmati rice is either white or brown rice. Brown basmati has more fibre and a nuttier flavour.
Category: Grain
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy from supermarkets and health food stores.
To Store:
Store in airtight containers in a cool cupboard for up to three months, or longer in the fridge. Store in the fridge in the summer - to protect against weevil infestation.
Tips & Tricks:
Choose basmati rice in preference to white rice. (It has less starch and a lower GI). The recommended serving size is half a cup of cooked rice.
Cooking Tips:
One cup of dried basmati rice makes three cups cooked rice. (Plenty for 4 people)

Nutrition per 0.5 Cup:

Energy (kJ):
Moderate GI 55 - 70:
Fat (g):
Monosaturated Fat , g:
Carbohydrates, g:
Protein (g):
Saturated Fat, g :

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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