Switch To A Healthier Lifestyle With These Top 5 Best Rice Varieties
Rice is perhaps one of the most eaten foods in the world, serving as a staple food to millions of people all across the globe. In many Asian cultures, a meal is considered incomplete without a rice dish. Yet with so many rice varieties available, it can be hard to decide which brands to bring home. To help you out, we’ve prepared a list of some of the top 5 best healthy rice varieties that you can prepare at home.
Brown rice is healthier than white rice because it naturally retains the nutrient-rich bran and germ layer, resulting in a mild nutty flavor that goes great with plenty of dishes. It’s also rich in fiber and comes with plenty of nutrients that help combat issues such as obesity and diabetes, making it the perfect rice for those who need to watch their weight. ecoBrown’s Brown Rice is produced from fully ripened and freshly harvested paddy grown in the Muda Irrigation Scheme – the Rice Bowl of Malaysia.
Jasmine rice, also known as Thai Fragrant Rice, was originally grown in Thailand, where it was first cultivated for the royalty of the Kingdom of Siam. Jasmine rice is a long-grain variety that produces a subtle floral aroma and has a soft, slightly sticky texture when cooked. Apart from being used widely in restaurants and homes, jasmine rice is also famously suited to many Malaysian’s favourite foods such as Fried Rice and Chicken Rice. In 1995, rice company Jasmine introduced the first AAA quality fragrant rice into the Malaysian market, where it quickly became the leading brand in the fragrant rice category.
Imported specially from India and Pakistan, this long-grained rice is grown in the foothills of the majestic Himalayan mountains, where the land is fed by the clear waters of the Himalayan glaciers. When cooked, basmati rice grains elongate further and develops a fluffy yet firm texture that makes it perfect for a variety of dishes such as Briyani and Nasi Minyak. Beras Kashmir Faiza Basmathi is known for its extra long, non-starchy grains which taste delicious when cooked.
In ancient times, black rice was known as “forbidden rice” or “emperor’s rice” because people believed that only the Chinese emperors were allowed to eat this type of rice. In modern times, black rice is growing in popularity as it contains some impressive health benefits compared to other rice varieties. Radiant Siam Black Rice is an organically grown version that is great for rice dishes, porridge, salads, soups and puddings.
Multigrain rice is a mixture of several different grains which include both brown and white rice as well as other grains or seeds. Compared to normal white rice, multigrain rice is much healthier as it has higher amounts of dietary fiber and nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and Omega-3. Biogreen O’Mega 5 Grain Rice is made up of no less than 5 types of premium grains, giving it a richer taste and texture that is more easily digested.