The word cereal is derived from ceres, the Roman Goddess of grain. The common cereal crops are rice, wheat, corn, oats and rye. The term cereal is not limited to these but also flours, meals, breads and alimentary pastes or pasta. Cereal science is a study concerned with all technical aspects of cereal. It is the study the nature of the cereals and the changes that occurs naturally and as a result of handling and processing.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

What is aromatic rice?

Aromatic rice is generally used to prepare dishes such as polau and briyani which are served on special occasions. Aromatic rice have medium to long grains.

The research established that aromatic rices have aroma because of the natural chemicals that give them a distinctive fragrance or aroma. This rice has a “pop-cornlike” aroma and is marketed under various trade names.
Aromatic rice has more flavor than the other varieties. Basmati and jasmine are respectively the most important aromatic rices in the world. Jasmine 85 a low amylase long-grain aromatic introduction, which was released to fill an ethnic market using imported Thai Jasmine.

Basmati is a native to Pakistan, India and the Middle East. This is fine-grained aromatic rice which cooks dry and fluffy an shows extreme kernel elongation during cooking.

Most of aromatic rice varieties share the same aroma gene, badh2. Farmers have rice containing this gene since thousands of years.
What is aromatic rice?
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