What is Brown Basmati Rice?

Brown rice is also  known as hulled or unmilled rice or unpolished rice

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Brown basmati rice  is the whole grain basmati rice with the outermost inedible layer, the hull (chaff, husk), removed, leaving, the bran layer and germ intact. (see picture of chaff)

The bran layer contains most of the vitaminsminerals and fibre, and gives the rice a chewy texture and a richer, nutty flavour.

Compared to white basmati rice, brown basmati rice has more fibreB vitamins (folate (B9), thiamine (B1) and niacin (B3), and trace minerals like, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, potassium and manganese. Brown rice is the only form of rice that contains vitamin E.

Brown basmati rice requires longer cooking time because the bran layer acts as a shield against the cooking liquid.

Here is a photo of Brown (unmilled, unpolished)  and White Basmati Rice (milled and polished)


Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

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