The aromatic grains of pure bliss have now captured majority of Asia and Middle East while successfully making inroads into the western culture as well. Its unique aroma and length of grains distinguishes it from the rest of over 1400 types of rice. A select few places in Pakistan and India geographically located near the Himalayan range provide the perfect climatic conditions for growing this wonderful food grain.

Basmati Rice Facts:

  • Basmati is grown only in the Northern Indian states of Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttarakhand and parts of western Uttar Pradesh and J&K.
  • 2.2 million tonnes of Basmati Rice is exported to over 100 countries annually.
  • Upon cooking, its average volume expansion is 3.5 mm while still maintaining its elongated shape.
  • Basmati rice is gluten, sodium, cholesterol and fat free.
  • Basmati rice gets its aroma from a cocktail of 100 compounds, 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline playing a major role.
  • India has the patent on the name Basmati.
Basmati Rice Quality


Arete follows stringent quality measures while procuring and processing rice from the farmers till the rice reaches its end customers. Our quality control department has established an in-house process, ensuring that each grain of Arete basmati rice packs the perfect combination of taste and aroma.