Loktimachi rice
Loktimachi rice
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Loktimachi rice

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  • Traditional rice variety from Chhattisgarh

  • 100% organic and natural

  • Ideal for summer consumption

Loktimachi is a medium-grained fragrant rice cultivated by tribal farmers of Bastar in Chhattisgarh. The rice is whitish-yellow in colour and has a mild fragrance. It resembles a little fly and is apparently how the rice got its name. Scented rice like Loktimachi are recommended especially for summer. Because it is light to eat, children will love it and the aged who don’t have an appetite will enjoy eating it. Loktimachi Rice is easy to cook and can be used as table rice or for making biryanis, pulavs and any kind of rice preparations.


The Story

Chhattisgarh is known as the rice bowl of India where many varieties of rice are grown including Loktimachi and Javaphul. Dr. Richharia, a prominent rice scientist who worked in Chhattisgarh, documented over 20000 varieties of rice in Chhattisgarh.

Bio Basics sources Loktimachi Rice from a small organic farming collective, who encourages tribal farmers to grow their traditional rice. This group also helps farmers market their produce.

To create awareness and promote fragrant kinds of rice from all over India, Bio Basics runs a campaign called ‘Beyond Basmati’. We believe it is our responsibility to help preserve and promote these fragrant kinds of rice which may otherwise not survive future generations. We call our initiative ‘a gift to the future.



  • Easy to digest
  • Prevents constipation
  • Controls blood sugar


  • Once the package is opened, store the rice in an airtight container in a cool and dry place.
  • You can also refrigerate long-stored rice to retain its properties and keep it fresh.


  • Open vessel: 1 cup rice: 2 cups water.

  • Add rice to boiling water and cook on slow flame until rice is cooked.

  • Drain excess water.



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