Organic Gobindobhog Rice - West Bengal
Organic Gobindobhog Rice
Introducing organic "Gobindobhog Rice", from the paddy fields of Bardhaman, West Bengal. It is organically grown using the traditional methods of farming. The geographical location and pollution free environment of West Bengal gives Gobindobhog Rice a distinct aroma and buttery flavor. It is a short, white, sticky grain and has a soft texture.
Gobindobhog Rice was allotted Geographical Indication Tag of West Bengal in 2017, by the government of India. It is believed that it got its name from the time it was used as the main ingredient in preparing the offerings for God Govindaji, the family deity of the Setts of Kolkata. It is rich in antioxidant and is a great source of energy, protein, vitamins, fiber and minerals.
Gobindobhog Rice is also known as “Aromatic Rice” because of its natural aroma. In terms of nutrition, it is considered very healthy because it is easily digestible. Scientifically, the protein present in it is absorbed in a better way by the body. It increases bowel movements, decreases hormonal imbalances, and is good for the skin.
Gobindobhog rice is a staple for varied celebratory dishes as it has a sweet aroma and buttery flavor, which adds a unique palette to the delicacies. Steamed Gobindobhog Rice with a staple dal is a combination not to miss (pro tip: top it up with some ghee). Khichuri-a Bengali special made from Gobindobhog Rice served during Durga Puja. All Bengali cuisines can be made with this and it makes them a true delight. It takes 10-15 mins for cooking and elongates after cooked. It has a shelf life of 2 years and should be stored in an air tight container to retain the aroma, in a cool, dry, dark place.
No chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, toxins or additives of flavours are added.