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What are some common varieties of rice sold in the U.S.?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

Some of the most popular varieties of rice in this country include:

  • Arborio: A round, short-grain, starchy white rice, traditionally used to make the Italian dish risotto.
  • Basmati: An aromatic rice that has a nut-like fragrance, delicate flavor, and light texture.
  • Sweet rice: Almost translucent when it is cooked, this very sticky short-grain rice is traditionally used to make sushi and mochi.
  • Jasmine: A soft-textured, long-grain, aromatic rice that is available in both brown and white varieties.
  • Bhutanese red rice: Grown in the Himalayas, this red rice has a nutty, earthy taste.
  • Forbidden rice: A black-colored, short-grain rice that turns purple upon cooking; it has a sweet taste and sticky texture.
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