List of rice varieties

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Worldwide there are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice, species name Oryza sativa. Here are some of the common and popular varieties.

Major categories[edit]

There are four major categories of rice worldwide: Indica, japonica, aromatic and glutinous.[1]

African varieties[edit]

Australian varieties[edit]

  • Amaroo - semi-dwarf medium grain
  • Reiziq - semi-dwarf medium grain
  • Jarrah - semi-dwarf medium grain
  • Koshihikari - tall short grain Japonica style
  • Lollypop rice - tall thin gran with small circle at the top
  • Opus - semi-dwarf short grain Japonica style
  • Illabong - semi-dwarf arborio style
  • Langi - semi-dwarf long grain, soft jade cooking (low amylose)
  • Doongara - semi-dwarf long grain, hard cooking (high amylose)
  • Kyeema - tall long grain, fragrant

Bangladeshi varieties[edit]

  • Chinigura Rice
  • Balam Dhan - This a group of exotic Aman rice varieties.
  • Bashmoti Rice
  • Kalijira Rice - similar to basmati and jasmine rice but with very tiny, short grains, resembling sushi rice
  • BINA Dhan - This is a group of high yielding rice varieties developed by Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture.
  • Binni Rice
  • BrriDhan - This is a group of high yielding rice varieties developed by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute.
  • Digha Dhan- This a group of deepwater Aman rice varieties.
  • Hori Dhan
  • Irri Rice
  • Miniket Rice
  • Hamim
  • Balam-small Red
  • Balam-small White
  • Pakh Beruin
  • Khara Beruin
  • Raujan-1
  • Raujan-2
  • Kathali Beruin White
  • Kathali Beruin Red
  • Akia Beruin Red
  • Akia Beruin White
  • Modhu Beruin Red
  • Modhu Beruin White
  • Mou Beruin
  • Lathial-7 Red
  • Lathial-7 White
  • Lapha
  • Kalo Beruin
  • Shail dhan - This a group of exotic Aman rice varieties

Cambodian varieties[edit]

  • Phka Malis(ផ្កាម្លិះ) - Cambodia Jasmine Rice
  • Neang Khon(នាងខុន)
  • Phka Khnei(ផ្កាខ្ញី) - another fragrant variety, phka meaning "flower".
  • Neang Minh(នាងមិញ) - long grain rice
  • Phka Romdul(ផ្ការំដូល)
  • Bonla Pdao(បន្លាផ្ដៅ)
  • Sen Kro Ob(សែនក្រអូប)
  • Sen Pi Dao(សែនពិដោ)
  • Cammalis - extra long jasmine rice

Canadian varieties[edit]

Chinese varieties[edit]

Brown rice

Dominican varieties[edit]

French varieties[edit]

Indian varieties[edit]

Rice varieties of Karnataka

  • Jaya[6]
  • Thanu[7]
  • Tunga
  • IR-30864
  • BR-2655 (Produced in SFPP Project, VC Farm, Mandya, Karnataka, India)

Traditional Kerala rice varieties

  • Arikirai
  • Aryan(ml:ആര്യൻ)
  • Boli ari
  • Cheera thouvan
  • Chembaavu(ചെമ്പാവ്)
  • Chitteni (ml:ചിറ്റേനി)
  • Chenjeera
  • Chennellu
  • Cherumadan
  • Chuvanna Choman
  • Dhebi
  • Gandhakasala
  • Jeerakasala
  • Kunjuvithu
  • Kariyadukkan
  • Karutharikannan
  • Keeripallan
  • Kaattaazhi(കാറ്റാഴി)
  • Kumaro-athikkalaari(കുമരൊ അതിക്കലാരി )
  • Kochathikkalaari(കൊച്ചതിക്കലാരി)
  • Kodukayama
  • Kozhivalan
  • Kunjinellu
  • Kuppakayama
  • Kuttadan(കുറ്റാടൻ )
  • Malakkaran
  • Malakkannan
  • Matta Palakkad (പാലക്കാടന്‍ മട്ട)
  • Mundakan(മുണ്ടകൻ)
  • Modan,
  • Mundodan
  • Mundot
  • Munnayan
  • Paravalappan
  • Nallachennellu
  • Njavara
  • D1(Uma)
  • Odachan
  • Oryssa
  • Palliyaran
  • Ponnariyan
  • Punjakayama
  • Rajadhani
  • Rajakayama
  • Ratha choodi
  • Sughikayama
  • Thavalakkannan(ml:തവളക്കണ്ണൻ)
  • Thonnuran
  • Thottam
  • Thovvan
  • Undakayama
  • Vachan
  • Vattan (ml:വട്ടൻ)
  • Vayalthoova(വയൽത്തൂവ)
  • Vellachoman
  • Vellathovvan
  • Velutharikannan
  • Vellariyan
  • Wayanad Kayamma (കയമ്മ)

Assamese rice varieties

  • Bora, Malbhog
  • Manuhar
  • Bahadur
  • Kushal
  • Maniram
  • IR-8, etc.

Tamil Nadu rice varieties

  • IR-20,IR-50,
  • Aduthurai(ADT)- 1 to 49, (ambasamudharam)Asd-1 to 19, improved white ponni, (coimbatore) Co- 1 to 43 etc.,
  • Seela Rice
  • Basmati tukda
  • Arwa
  • Parwmal
  • Surti kolam, kolam (Varieties of Gujrat)
  • Improved Samba Mahsuri
  • Akshayadhan[8]
  • Varadhan[9]
  • Kalinga III[10]
  • Katarni
  • Mal-bhog
  • Tulsi-manjari (black)
  • Mansoori

Indonesian rice varieties/landraces[edit]

  • Cianjur Pandanwangi (aromatic)
  • Rajalele (semi-aromatic)
  • Peta
  • many deep swamp rice varieties of Kalimantan (Borneo)
  • dryland rice landraces of Java
  • Temanggung black rice
  • Padi Boy Rice
  • Padi Gadu (unhulled rice seed)

Iranian varieties[edit]

Many varieties of rice are cultivated in Iran. A few of them are listed below

Italian varieties[edit]

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%81%A4%E3%82%84%E5%A7%AB==Japanese varieties==

Japanese varieties[edit]

Lao / Thai varieties[edit]

Pakistani varieties[edit]

  • Super Basmati
  • Shaheen Basmati
  • Basmati 385
  • Basmati 198
  • PK 386 Long Grain Rice
  • Basmati 2000
  • KS 282 Non Basmati Long Grain Rice
  • Irri-9 Non Basmati Long Grain Rice
  • Irri-6 Non Basmati Long Grain Rice
  • Basmati 515
  • PS 2 Non Basmati Extra Long Grain Rice
  • Basmati Pak or Kernal Basmati
  • Basmati 370
  • KSK 434
  • KSK 133
  • D-98
  • DR 82
  • DR 83 Long Grain
  • Shadab
  • Khushbu

Portuguese varieties[edit]

  • Agulha Rice
  • Carolino Rice

Philippine varieties[edit]


  • 80 other varieties which include Red, Brown, Black, White, Glutinous rice

Sri Lankan varieties[edit]

Spanish varieties[edit]

Bomba Rice.

Thai varieties[edit]

United States varieties[edit]

California varieties[edit]

Carolina varieties[edit]

Louisiana varieties[edit]

Vietnamese varieties[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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