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Basmati Rice


Jasmine BasmathiKing (Steamed)

Basmathi literally means ‘fragrant’. It’s one of the long-grain varieties that even diabetics can enjoy, due to its lower glycaemic index (GI) – in fact, it helps control blood glucose levels. Did you know that to achieve that unique flavour, the grains have to be aged for up to a year? Jasmine BasmathiKing rice is a white and extra-long grain that’s aromatic when cooked. Besides these health and taste benefits, it’s also high in natural minerals such as iron and vitamin B – and low in starch and fat.

This specialty rice is popular because of its taste and affordability. It’s suitable for nasi briyani, nasi tomato and nasi kandar.

Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 cup Jasmine BasmathiKing, cooked
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 340g XL shrimps, deveined, peeled and cooked
  • 1 torch ginger bud (bunga kantan), chopped
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Parmesan, to garnish


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Toss shrimp in and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Add rice to the skillet and mix until well-combined.
  5. Add cream, torch ginger bud, coriander, salt, and pepper. Stir ingredients for 10 minutes, or until creamy and heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and serve garnished with Parmesan.

For this recipe, we also have a step by step video for a better visual of how to cook this delicious meal!

You can also change it up with these rice options too!

Jasmine Royal PusaGold (Traditional)

 These grains are specially selected from a variety that is known as the ‘fragrant one’

What’s unique about it?

Royal PusaGold is planted in the fertile foothills of the Himalayas, where the soil is rich in minerals and nourished by cool, pure waters from glaciers. This traditional basmati is processed without streaming or parboiling, besides going through an ageing process for about a year!

Taste and texture

Once cooked, the grains can expand to twice their length and have a dry, fluffy and light taste – with a natural fragrance that’s sure to whet your appetite and complement Asian cuisine.

Lower glycaemic index

Basmati rice has a low glycaemic index (GI) score – used to measure the effect carbohydrates have on blood sugar levels. Foods with a lower score are digested more slowly, resulting in a steadier rise in blood sugar. This is crucial in controlling diabetes and boosting weight loss.

  • No cholesterol
  • No gluten
  • Low fat

Jasmine PusaGold 1121 (Steamed)

Of the highest quality, extra-long basmathi has a distinct taste perfect for those who appreciate its unique appeal. It is known for its premium taste – a sweer, corn-like flavour. Little wonder it’s a preferred choice among international food connoisseurs.

Jasmine PusaCream (Parboiled)

The rice’s soft and fluffy texture is complemented by an aromatic scent. Elongating to double its length once cooked, it has a low glycaemic index (GI), starch and fat – ideal for those who are counting the calories. It’s grown in the fertile foothills of the Himalaya Punjab. It’s high in vitamins and minerals, there’s room for it in a healthier diet.

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