Fragrant rice (also known as jasmine rice, scented rice, aromatic rice or kao hohm mali in Thai) is world famous because of its appearance, cooking texture, and aroma. It is distinguished by a water milling process that leaves the grains silken to the touch. When uncooked the grain is translucent, but when cooked it becomes opaque and white. The grains are similar in size to long-grain rice but cook moist and tender like a medium -grain rice. Fragrant when cooked, the name in Thai kao hohm mali, literally translates as 'smelling like jasmine flower'. It is comparable to Indian basmati rice.
Jasmine rice is prepared without salt. Accompanying dishes are therefore spicy and salty to counterbalance the tastes. The various guises of rice are many in Thailand. Rice soup is a common breakfast dish. Fried rice is a popular lunch meal. Most noodles and traditional snacks are made with rice flour. Rice paper is used to make spring rolls.
High in fibre and containing vitamins B1, B2, niacin, carbohydrates and protein with no gluten, jasmine rice is nutritional. It is also rich in minerals such as iron, calcium and phosphorous.
For more information on nutrition and preparing rice here's our article on How To Cook Rice
To find out more about all of the grains we have available here's our Real Foods Guide to Grains