Frequently Asked Questions

What are the varieties of rice available in Pakistan?

There are 3 main varieties of rice cultivated in Pakistan; Basmati Rice, IRRI Rice, and Bold
Grain Rice (commonly known as sella). Each one of them possesses a unique set of
characteristics and is widely demanded in the local, as well as the international market.
Bhandari Foods is one of the leading suppliers of all varieties of Pakistani rice. Their brand,
Natural, has become a renowned name in the export market of rice.

Export market of Pakistani Rice?

Pakistani rice is highly demanded by countries all across the globe. Their exquisite taste, due
to the organic cultivation methods, makes the rice stand out in comparison to rice cultivated
elsewhere in the world. Bhandari foods, under their brand, Natural, has been exporting rice
to numerous countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and the

Organic farming in Pakistan

Rice is grown without the persistent and excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers in
Pakistan. An arrangement of mechanical, cultural and biological practices that help the
ecological balance, promote the rotation of on-farm resources and save biodiversity are
incorporate into the cultivation process. This helps in evading utilization of genetic
engineering and synthetic fertilizer. Bhandari Foods has established supply chains with
numerous organic farms and only procures rice that is toxin free.

What are the health benefits of Brown Rice?

The bran and germ, the two outer layers of brown rice, contain most of the vitamins and minerals
in the grain. Those layers get removed when manufacturers make white rice, and that’s why
brown rice is the healthier choice. Brown rice ensures the following:
a. Reduced chances of diabetes
b. Improved heart health
c. Better weight control

Why is Basmati Rice preferred?

Basmati rice is premium quality rice. It stands distinguished because of its rich flavor and
appeasing aroma. Basmati rice is a sight for sore eyes. It is used in most frequently in South
Asian cuisine, owing to its beautiful long grain and exquisite taste.

What is Sella rice?

Sella rice also called parboiled rice is that rice which is steamed while the grain is in the
husk, and then dried and milled. As a result, the rice grains is somewhat yellowish but
preferred as all grains separate on cooking though there is slight change in taste. The grain
doubles in length when cooked, but retains its needle like appearance.

Famous South Asian rice dishes

Pilav, Biryani, Boiled rice with lentils, Vegetable rice, Minced meat rice, Jaggery rice.