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The Different Types of Rice Explained

Rice is a delicious, versatile alternative to potatoes and pasta, and there are lots of varieties to choose from. Here's a guide to the different types.

Basmati rice
Basmati rice
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This is a type of long-grain rice (see long-grain rice, above).

With very long, slim grains, basmati rice has excellent cooking qualities and a full flavour.

It is grown only in northern India and Pakistan, and no other rice can be labelled as basmati.

It also comes in a wholegrain form, which tends to be lighter and quicker to cook than other brown rices.

The extra nutritional advantage of basmati rice is that it scores low on the Glycaemic Index: its carbohydrate content is absorbed less quickly into the bloodstream than other types of rice, and thus it helps to keep blood-glucose levels stable.

Basmati rice should be rinsed before cooking to get rid of the starchy powder left over from milling.



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