Basmati rice is considered to be the most precious rice in the world.
Long and fine-lined white grains grow on the Indo-Gangetic Plain, on areas with rivers supplied by water from Himalayan snow. It is called the “Queen of Rice” by locals.
The Basmati term comes from the Hindi language and comprises two separate words Bass (smell) and Mati (earth). Basmati rice has a bit nutty flavour and aroma. The specific climate and soil are a source of its characteristic aroma. The “basmati” name is reserved. It is grown only in India and Pakistan.