Reviving Fragrant Rice Varieties – Time to outgrow our Basmati Fix
Going beyond the Basmati fix
Here is an extremely informative article on reviving Scented Rice by Sree Devi Lakshmikutty, a Co-founder Director of Bio Basics. She writes about the many a fragrant rice variety still available in India. This article has been published in the Metro Plus section of The Hindu in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Coimbatore Editions.
But unfortunately, today’s lifestyle choices coupled with the media hype has narrowed down our knowledge (an, therefore, use) of fragrant rice to only Basmati.
Fragrant Rice Varieties are grown pan-India
But as it happens, in the past and even today, there many not so famous traditional rice varieties…