Basmati Rice

Our premium quality Basmati rice is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas where it is washed by the snow-capped mountains. It is perfect for dishes like Pulau or Biryani. It is also enjoyed plain. Basmati is known as a fragrant or aromatic rice due to the wonderful aroma it emits while cooking and its delicious flavor when cooked. Aging the rice intensifies the aroma and taste even more. Each grain cooks up into a wonderfully long, slender and fluffy grain. Available in 2lb and 5lb.

Our 2 lb. Carolina Basmati rice is available in a convenient E-Z open and E-Z pour spout package.  Click here to download and view helpful package hints.

  • Cooking Directions

    On the Stove

    In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. If desired, add 1 tablespoon tub margarine and 1 teaspoon salt per cup of uncooked rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.

    For drier rice, use 1/4 cup less water. Or, for moister rice, use 1/4 cup more water.

    1 cup
    2 cups
    3 cups
    1-3/4 cups
    3-1/2 cups
    5-1/4 cups
    3 cups
    6 cups
    9 cups
    Servings (3/4 cup cooked)

    If you have a pressure cooker, click here for cooking ideas for preparing rice in a pressure cooker.

    In the Microwave

    In a 2 quart microwave safe dish, combine 2 cups water with 1 cup rice. It is recommended that only 1 cup rice be prepared in the microwave at a time. Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times are approximate.

    Cover and microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Reduce setting to 50% power, microwave for 15 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Cooking Directions and Other Serving Suggestions


    In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Measure 1 to 2 cups of rice and add to boiling water. Boil uncovered for 12 minutes. Drain and rinse in a strainer with hot water. Increase water to 12 cups to cook 3 cups of rice.

    For a more authentic result, soak rice in cold water for 15 minutes before cooking and reduce cooking time to 10 minutes. DO NOT RINSE.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Serving Per Container (Varies By Package Size)

    Serving Size1/4 Cup (45 g.)

    2 lbs | 5 lbs

    (about servings (cups) per bag,  bags per container)

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories   160  Calories From Fat   0
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0g 0%
        Saturated Fat 0g 0%
        Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 36g 12%
        Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
        Sugars 0g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Vitamin A  0% •  Vitamin C  0% •  Calcium  0% •  Iron  2% • 

    Basmati rice
  • Other Information

    Products labeled YES under the ‘Gluten Free’, ‘MSG Free’, ‘Preservative Free’, or ‘Allergen Free’ columns reflect a product which does not contain or are ‘free’ of that item.

    Products labeled YES under the ‘US FDA Labeled Allergens’ columns reflect products which contain that item.


    No Preservatives Yes
    Gluten Free Yes
    MSG Free Yes

    US Food & Drug Administration Labeled Allergens

    Crustacean Shellfish No
    Milk No
    Fish No
    Eggs No
    Peanuts No
    Tree Nuts No
    Soy No
    Wheat No


    Kosher ** Yes

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