Rice crops take a whole year to grow. The most suitable areas for growing rice are those that experience heavy rainfall throughout the year. Farmers have to do a lot of hard work the entire year to grow the best quality rice. The process of planting the rice plants is laborious as it has to be done by hand and into the marshy/flooded fields. There are more than 40,000 variants of rice being cultivated around the world. Pakistan grows some of the best quality rice in the world. However, the yield per square area is lower than the other countries which can be improved by induction of modern technology and machinery. Though basmati rice is considered the best rice in Pakistan, even basmati rice has several variants such as Basmati 370, Basmati Pak, Basmati 198, etc. In this article, I have listed the best rice in Pakistan to help you make a more informed decision and make more delicious dishes.
Best Rice in Pakistan
Basmati 370 was discovered in 1933 and it has been the best quality rice ever since. The height of the Basmati 370 plant is about 172cm with droopy leaves which has around 11 tillers. The plant matures in about 115-120 days. The length of a grain of basmati 370 is about 6.70mm and breath is 1.60mm which gives them a slender shape. It is non-glutinous, aromatic and has the richest taste. It has been cultivated in Punjab along Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum in Pakistan.
Super Basmati is also known as brown basmati rice. It has been known to contain several nutrients such as vitamin B6, potassium and manganese. Super basmati is cultivated at the base of the Himalayas in Pakistan. It is gluten-free rice with high fiber and low calories which makes it perfect for different Pakistani cuisines. Pakistan exports Super Basmati rice to different countries such as the USA, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, Australia and Middle East.
Muskan 7 is another type of rice which is quite similar to Basmati 370 in length and breadth. The plant of Muskan 7 grows up to 172 cm in height and grows about 10 tillers. The milled grain of Muskan 7 has a deep chocolate color with strong aroma. It adds a supremely delicious taste to your food.
Muskan 41 is a variant of Muskan 7 but is shorter and slimmer than Muskan 7. The milled grain of Muskan 41 is Light Chocolate Colour. It is slightly inferior in quality than Muskan 41.
Best Rice Brands in Pakistan:
- Agro Hub International Pvt ltd
- Ideal D98 Basmati Rice: Pakistan D98/Pk385 Basmati Rice
- Basmati Rice 1121 XXL Ideal 1121 XXL Basmati White Rice from Pakistan
- 386 White Rice is ideal: 386 White Rice from Pakistan (Non-basmati)
- Swad Pakistani Kernal Basmati rice
- White Pearl Best Pakistani Basmati Rice
- Al-Ghazaal Kernal Basmati Rice
- Royal Chef’s Secret Extra Long Grain Basmati Rice
- Dawaat Traditional Basmati Rice
- Ideal Super Basmati Rice: Pakistan Super Kernel Basmati Rice
- Falak Rice: Best basmati Rice