Basmati Rice

Naturally fragrant Carolina® Basmati Rice is long and slender grain rice traditionally found in international cuisine such as Indian. When prepared, Basmati Rice cooks up fluffy, separate, never sticky, and gives off a subtle floral and nutty aroma making it a wonderful addition to all kinds of dishes and desserts alike!

Our Basmati Rice is also Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified, free of MSG and contains no added preservatives. It’s suitable for both vegan and vegetarian diets.

How To Cook Basmati Rice

The ideal ratio for cooking Basmati Rice is 1¾ cups of water for 1 cup of rice. This rice can be cooked over the stove, in a microwave, Instant Pot or rice cooker.

Tips: For drier rice, use ¼ cup less water. Or, for moister rice, use ¼ cup more water.

Make sure to see our video below for more on how to make Basmati Rice.

Recipe Suggestions

Although traditionally used in Indian cuisine such as Chicken Biryani, curries and tikka masala, using Carolina® Rice makes it easier to incorporate into all of your favorite rice salads, rice pilafs, casseroles or simple rice bowls.

On account of its lovely natural flavor, it can also work perfectly in arroz con pollo, southern Jambalaya, Spanish rice, vibrant yellow rice and filled into burritos with cilantro lime rice or stuffed vegetables.

Some believe that the long grains of Basmati Rice are ideal for making the perfect Rice Pudding Dessert.

Basmati Rice vs. Jasmine Rice

While both are fragrant and long grain rice varieties, Basmati Rice is longer and tends to cook up larger than Jasmine. Jasmine is often traditionally used in Asian inspired dishes like fried rice where Basmati is often found used in Indian inspired dishes. Thai Jasmine has a subtle buttery aroma and cooks up with a soft, slightly sticky texture. Basmati has a fragrant and subtle floral aroma that cooks up fluffy and a bit more separate. Still curious? Make sure to check out our guide to different rice varieties for more information.

Available Sizes

32 oz (907g),80 oz (2.27kg)

Cooking time

20 minutes

Serving size

1/4 cup (45g)

Carolina Naturally Fragrant Basmati Rice

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