Difference between Basmati Rice and Regular Rice

There are so many varieties of rice in the national and international markets. But the major difference lies in plain rice and basmati rice. There are many basmati rice exporters in North India who have been exporting the tastier and healthier variety of rice to various countries for centuries. Rice Exporter is one of the reputed basmati rice exporters in India, supplying rice nationally and globally.

  • Golden Sella Basmati Rice
  • Traditional basmati rice
  • Pusa Basmati Rice
  • 1121 Basmati Rice – White
  • White Sella Basmati Rice
  • Sugandha Basmati Rice
  • Sharbati Basmati Rice
  • 1121 Golden Sella Basmati Rice

Difference between regular rice and Basmati Rice

Being one of the leading rice exporters India to Malaysia and other parts of the world, we are well aware of what makes basmati stand out from regular rice varieties.

Colour and Aroma

Organic basmati rice is exclusive, as it comes in polished organic white or unpolished organic brown basmati rice varieties. The colour variation is due to the extent of milling process used for creating either type of basmati rice. However, the white rice is preferred over brown for its captivating aroma and nutty sweet flavour.

The best basmati rice suppliers are known to deliver the superior aromatic basmati grains. The aroma is due to the presence of a chemical compound called 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. This chemical compound is found to be 12-times more in 1121 Steam Basmati Rice compared to other varieties of rice.


The companies indulging in the export of basmati rice from India ensure that this variety has undergone at least two-year of the ageing process to achieve its distinctive aroma and flavour. Therefore, basmati rice is costly for its aromatic, delicious, light and fluffy consistency. Even its size doubles upon cooking.

In contrast, plain rice remains sticky upon cooking and its size remains the same after being cooked. This variety doesn’t need to undergo any ageing process, hence priced lower compared to basmati.


Basmati rice manufacturers produce basmati rice with the help of two processes, milling and polishing. The brown rice is produced by removing its outer layer by the hulling process. However, the entire kernel remains intact surrounded by the bran layers. For processing white basmati rice, the manufacturers use milling process to remove the bran layer though extensive grinding process. Furthermore, the basmati rice grains are polished to improve its appearance.

On the other hand, pain rice doesn’t undergo fine processing and often has a dull appearance.

Buying and Storing

It is recommended to buy the superior rice grain from the reputed basmati rice distributors in India. While traditionally basmati rice is grown in North India and Pakistan, hybrid varieties of rice are also being grown in other regions of our country. However, all these rice varieties come in white and brown versions. But the quality of basmati rice is unmatched if compared to other varieties of rice. Unlike plain rice varieties, basmati is aged for years and has a greater shelf life. You need to store basmati in airtight and dry container to maintain its aroma and flavour.

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