The Different Types of Rice

October 20, 2020

As one of the most versatile grains in the world, rice is used within a variety of different cuisines. In fact, it is a popular accompaniment for many Indian and Pakistani dishes. Here at Royal Nawaab, our team are trained in order to work with every variety of rice in order to create an array of mouth-watering courses. Read on as we go over the many different types and how they are meant to be incorporated into meals…

Arborio: The perfect rice for risotto is arborio, which an Italian short-grain variety. It manages to retain a lot of starch when it is cooked and this allow it to create a creamy and almost sticky texture in a way that alternatives like white rice just can’t compete with.

Basmati: When you order a dish from an authentic Indian restaurant, it will typically be served with a side of basmati rice. This Indian long-grain rice has a slight nutty and aromatic appeal but is found to be much softer than jasmine rice.

Black: Also known as forbidden rice, black rice has an earthy and nutty taste. In fact, it gets its dark colour from the level of antioxidants called anthocyanins it contains, the same antioxidants that can be found in blueberries and blackberries.

Brown: Often seen as a healthier alternative to white rice, brown rice is easy to substitute in its place. In fact, it contains a lot more nutrients like magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium, and even has more fibre too.

Jasmine: With a nutty aroma that is more so than basmati rice, jasmine rice is a popular grain used in Asian countries like China, Japan and Thailand. In fact, it actually originated from Thailand, and despite its shorter grain can actually be used interchangeably with basmati rice in many recipes.

Typically, it is basmati rice that is paired alongside a traditional Indian curry. The chefs here at Royal Nawaab are trained in order to cook rice with the precision, elegance and authenticity our diners expect. To find out more information, get in contact with the best restaurant Manchester has to offer today!