Aromatic rice

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Aromatic rice is one of the major types of rice.[1] It is a medium- to long-grained rice. It is known for its nut-like aroma and taste, which is caused by the chemical compound 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline.[2] Varieties of aromatic rice include basmati, jasmine, Texmati, Tulaipanji, Wehani, and wild pecan rice. When cooked, the grains have a light and fluffy texture.


  1. ^ "The U.S. Rice Export Market" (PDF). USDA. Nov 2000. 
    "There are four types of rice traded globally: indica, japonica, aromatic, and glutinous."
  2. ^ "Enhanced resistance to two stem borers in an aromatic rice containing a synthetic cryIA(b) gene". Molecular Breeding. 3: 401–414. doi:10.1023/A:1009695324100. 

Further reading[edit]

  • R.K. Singh, U.S. Singh and G.S. Khush (editors). (2000). Aromatic rices. New Delhi : Oxford & IBH Pub. Google Books.