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Jasmine Rice vs Basmati Rice

Jasmine Rice vs Basmati Rice
Jasmine Rice vs Basmati Rice

One of the main sources of income for many across the globe, agricultural activity accounts for more than 14% of Vietnam’s GDP. In 2020, the agricultural sector accounted for around 40% of the total employment in Vietnam. Furthermore, 39.25% of Vietnam’s whole land mass is used for agricultural purposes. After India and Thailand, Vietnam is one of the largest rice exporters in the world. Home to the Mekong Delta region, Vietnam has one of the most fertile lands suitable for the growth of the highest quality jasmine rice.

Long and filled with aroma, jasmine rice is perfect with any continental rice dish. Moreover, the sweet aroma of Pandan leaves gives jasmine rice a soothing taste and smell, doing complete justice to its name. Comprising two types, brown and white, jasmine rice has a rich, appetizing flavor, gaining celebrity status among other rices. Brown jasmine rice is rich in nutrients and retains the outer layer on the rice grain, hence the brown color. It still has the bran, which has many health benefits.

It is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin B and beta-carotene. Also containing antioxidants, it supports the nervous system. It is also great for reducing cholesterol. White jasmine rice on the other hand, is slightly sticky when cooked and generates a soothing aroma and taste.

Usually grown in south east asian countries, jasmine rice is delicious and filled with aroma. Moving to the west and a little up north, we can find many rice fields home to basmati rice. Grown mostly in India, Nepal and Pakistan, basmati rice is a long-grain rice nutty in flavor and floral aroma. It has a lesser presence of starch when compared to jasmine rice, making it less sticky and fluffier. Similar to jasmine, it is also available in varieties of brown and white. Brown rice can be found at many departmental stores due to its high presence of fiber, flavor and stiffer texture. Furthermore, it also takes longer to cook than white rice.

Mostly served with various Indian curries, basmati rice is fluffy making it popular with rice pilaf, a dish with common ingredients such as vegetables, meat, spices, etc.

So, how exactly can you tell the difference between jasmine and basmati rice? Below are differences you need to look out for when deciding between basmati and jasmine rice.

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