Why Basmati Is Best
Why Basmati Is Best
If you think rice is just rice, think again! Here are just a few of the reasons why Basmati is best and why it’s worth choosing Basmati over ordinary rice.
Basmati Is A “Super Grain”
Basmati is gluten-free and low in fat. In addition to containing all eight essential amino acids and folic acid, it’s very low in sodium and cholesterol-free.
Basmati has a low to medium glycemic index, meaning that energy is released at a slower, steadier rate, which leads to more balanced energy levels.
Basmati Is A Taste Sensation
Tilda Basmati tastes like no other rice on earth. Unlike ordinary long-grain rice, the light, fluffy texture of Basmati’s long, slender grains offers the palate a totally different experience in terms of mouth-feel and taste—distinctive, unique, and slightly “nutty.”
Basmati Has A Wonderful Aroma
Literally translated as “the fragrant one,” Basmati has been described as having the aroma of sun-baked wood and flowers. If you want to sell your house, just cook Tilda Basmati rice instead of baking bread!
Tilda Basmati Is The Champagne Of Rice
Tilda Pure Basmati can be likened to champagne, because it is also steeped in centuries of legendary tradition and heritage. Like a fine wine, Basmati improves with age, and relies entirely on nature for its very special characteristics. We store our Basmati for months to allow it to mature, before carefully milling, resulting in a deeper and richer flavor.
Basmati Requires Constant Love And Affection
There is only one Basmati harvest a year and the plant requires specific weather conditions to mature and flourish. It is much taller than other types of rice, so it is prone to wind damage. Its delicate makeup explains the constant need for vigilance and care by the farmer, but it is also what allows the plant to develop its unique, complex flavor and characteristics. This constant care and attention is reflected in its premium price when compared to ordinary long-grain rice.
Tilda Basmati Is A Dream To Cook
Cooking with Tilda Basmati means light, delicate, separate grains.
That’s because we carefully mill our grains and reject broken grains that would otherwise release starch and cause the rice to become sticky. The Basmati grain is unique in that it expands more than twice its dry length during cooking. Unlike other types of rice, the grains only expand lengthways, which allows them to retain their characteristic length and slenderness when cooked.
Tilda Basmati: Extremely Versatility
The open texture of Tilda Basmati allows the grain to absorb other flavors, making it a sociable partner in a whole host of recipes.
Tilda Is Accountable
We consider ourselves to be Basmati “guardians”: from the very beginning, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that the legend of Pure Basmati continues to flourish. We adopt a “fair play” policy when working with the farming communities of the Basmati growing region. It is a unique relationship. We support traditional farming with free growing advice via FACE, our Farmers Advisory Cell, and we provide Basmati seed to farmers at no profit.
Basmati—The Legend Lives On
For over 50 years, we have been committed to preserving this legendary rice. Today, the farmers still grow Basmati using the methods of nurturing this precious grain that have been passed down from generation to generation. Our experienced buyers have only one brief—to buy the best Basmati, regardless of price. It’s as valuable to those who grow it as it is for those who cook with it.
RECIPES TO TRY
Basmati Pilaf with Turkey, Pistachio, Cranberries, Parsley, and Thyme
Full of festive flavors from juicy turkey steaks, tart cranberries, and vibrant pistachios.
For a taste of the Caribbean, try chicken marinated in flavorsome jerk spice and paired with our Peri Peri Rice.
Pure Basmati Rice
Lamb Rogan Josh
Tilda® Extra Long Grand Basmati rice is the perfect accompaniment to this delicious curry. Replace lamb with baby new potatoes, carrots, and cauliflower for a tasty vegetarian version.
A creamy sauce with mushrooms, spinach, and shallots served on a bed of delicious Wholegrain Basmati & Wild Rice.