Saturday, May 27, 2017

Thai Jasmine rice

Jasmine rice, often labeled ‘scented’ or ‘fragrant’ rice, is a long-grain, white rice from Thailand. When cooked, the grains are soft, moist and seductively aromatic with a nutty flavors similar to that of Indian basmati.

The Thailand northeast is the main rice-growing region and home of the famous Thai jasmine rice. The Northeast region’s saline and sandy soil produces the highest quality grain. Thai jasmine rice comes for a traditional plant that is commercially viable only when it is grow in its home soil. More than 20 percent of Thailand’s total rice production is jasmine rice.
With its sweet aroma, soft texture and delicate flavors – is more like a gourmet feature that sides dish, and in Thailand it is both delicacy and staple.

It has been harvested for more than six thousand years and constitutes more than 50 percent and as much as 80 percent of the total calories consumed by its people.

It was first offered to Thai farmers in 1959 after a research effort in the mid-1950s to find the ‘best’ of the country’s jasmine rice.
Thai Jasmine rice
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