Organic Radhatilak Rice - West Bengal
Introducing organic “Radhatilak Rice”, From Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal. It is organically grown, cultivated using traditional methods of farming and is hand harvested only. The geographical location and pollution free environment of West Bengal gives Radhatilak Rice a strong aroma and unique flavor. The texture of it is like a needle.
Radhatilak Rice is an integral part of Bengali cuisine. It is cultivated in the lower gangetic alluvial region of West Bengal. The traditional method of “Dhaki” is used for de-husking it, hence all the nutrients are retained. It refers to the folklore surrounding Lord Krishna and his soulmate Radha and it is the choice of Radha. The nutritional value of it is the same as that of Gobindobhog Rice, but the flavor and aroma of Radhatilak Rice is better than that of Gobindobog Rice.
Radhatilak Rice is an aromatic rice. It is rich in nutrients and fibre. It contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3. It has a lot of health benefits like: boosts immunity, aids weight loss, boosts metabolism, good for diabetic patients, good for eyes, good for heart and muscles, prevents anemia, lowers cholesterol, good for skin, boosts memory, improves nervous system, aids digestion etc.
Radhatilak Rice is a short and bold grain. It is popular in Bengali and is used like plain rice only. It is used to make everything-from soup to dessert. It should be soaked in water then rinsed should be cooked in boiling water for about 10-12 minutes. The natural aroma and taste is felt during boiling. It should be stored in an air tight container and has a long shelf life.