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Organic Basmati Rice

Organic Basmati Rice

(1 customer review)


Basmati rice is an Ayurvedic staple in many recipes and cleanses.  This authentic Indian-grown basmati rice is harvested on sustainable, organic farms.  Because of its easy-to-digest nature, basmati rice is very healing during times of cleansing, digestive imbalance, illness, and weakness.  It is often eaten together with mung dal to create the traditional Ayurvedic dish known as kitchari and can be a nourishing, delicious addition to your daily diet.



  • Gluten-free
  • Easy-to-digest
  • Healing and nutritious part of a daily diet
  • Useful in times of cleansing, digestive upset, illness, and weakness
  • Low fat, cholesterol free
  • Four grams of protein per 1/4 cup dry
  • Perfect protein source when eaten with mung dal or any other legume
  • Supports healthy pregnancy and postpartum
  • Delicious recipes included!

Ayurvedic Effects

  • Tridoshic food
  • Shita Virya (cooling)
  • Vata ↓
  • Pitta ↓
  • Kapha ↓*

*Although basmati is tridoshic, some Kapha types may experience heaviness after eating due to a slow, sluggish digestive fire (Manda Agni).  For this, a less starchy grain such as quinoa may be a better option.


Basmati rice is generally best for Vata and Pitta types and may increase Kapha in excess.  Individuals that are experiencing symptoms of a sluggish digestion or slow metabolism may experience heaviness or sleepiness after eating and should avoid if this occurs.

General Directions

  1. Rinse the rice well before cooking.
  2. Boil 2 cups of water in a medium sauce pan.  Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and add in the rice, 1 teaspoon of ghee or oil (optional), a pinch of salt (optional), and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (optional).
  3. Cook, mostly covered, over a low heat for 12 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  4. At 12 minutes check on the rice and continue to cook until almost all of the water is gone.  Once this occurs, turn off the heat but leave the pan on the hot burner.  Add in an additional teaspoon of ghee or oil (optional), stir, and cover.  Let the rice sit for at least 5 minutes to allow any leftover water to absorb and the rice to fluff up.
  5. Serve as a side dish to any dal, veggie sauté, or recipe of choice.

Pairs well with:

Recipes with basmati rice:


Organic*, Indian-grown basmati rice

*Please note that although the rice is USDA organically sourced, as a small business we are not currently a certified organic facility.

1 review for Organic Basmati Rice

  1. Dalen Rana

    I know it sounds weird because its just rice, but this is by far my favorite rice. I can’t find anything that compares at Vitamin Cottage or even the Indian grocery store I shop at. I use this rice for everything as its easily digestible, cooks fast, and the texture comes out perfect every time.

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