Product Review: Royal Basmati Rice

Natural Factor 4/5
Taste Factor 4/5
Fullness Factor 3/5
Overall Rating 4/5
Macros (per serving): Total Fat: 0g / Total Carbs: 35g / Protein: 3g

Good with: Sauteed vegetables or steak, best without a heavy sauce to allow the fragrance of the rice to come through.

Other Flavors: Brown basmati rice, organic basmati rice, Royal Chef’s Secret Basmati Rice, Royal Chef’s Secret Sela Basmati Rice.

Why We Love It: This long-grain rice has a fluffy non-sticky texture and is grown in India and aged for 12 months. The lovely fragrance of this rice begins when it is still cooking in the pot. Depending on what you pair the rice with, it continues throughout your meal. We recommend pairing it with dishes that contain herbs and spice, but not that have strong sauces that might then overwhelm the subtle flavor and fragrance of the rice. It’s also quite yummy by itself with just some salt and butter.

Meet the Makers: Royal Brand Basmati Rice is grown from the foothills of the Himalayas, the only place authentic Basmati rice can be grown. Royal produces premium and authentic Basmati rice using ingredients that have grown in the same place for generations. In addition to various rices and grains, they also sell a variety of Indian sauces, heirloom wheat flour and black tea.

Fun Fact: The name basmati is specific to the Himalayan region – just as you wouldn’t call sparkling wine from California champagne, neither would you call rice from outside of the Himalayas Basmati.

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  1. I went to one of the stores that distributed this Royal Brown Basmatic rice at Halal Meat Market from Malik for $15. When I brought the rice for the first time home, I cooked one cup and I felt a pain in my stomach. I started going to the bathroom often. I tried to return the rice but they refused to exchange it. So I decided to leave the rice there because I could not give the rice to anybody. The store was right at 1401 University Boulevard East. They instructed me to call and report it to 800-550-7423 but since nobody called and responded to my call and this is why I am sending this response. I left two messages. So I’m looking for a possible response to this situation to see how you can resolve it. Thank you

    1. Hello, I’m sorry to hear you had a bad reaction to the rice! Unfortunately there’s not much we can do to help you. We are not affiliated with the brand in any way, we simply wrote a 3rd party product review. I would recommend continuing to contact them, maybe also through their social media channels. Good luck.