Types of Rice in India?


Basmati Rice

Traditional Basmati Rice

PUSA Basmati Rice

1401 Basmati Rice

1121 Basmati Rice

1509 Basmati Rice

Sugandha Basmati Rice

Sharbati Basmati Rice

Non Basmati Rice

PR11 Non Basmati Rice

PR14 Non Basmati Rice

Parmal Non Basmati Rice

Round Non Basmati Rice

Jeera Rice

Sona Masuri Rice

Organic Rice

Organic 1121 Basmati Rice

Organic 1509 Basmati Rice

Organic Sugandha Basmati Rice

Organic Sharbati Basmati Rice

Types of Rice in India?

As rice has become an essential part of every Indian kitchen. It is available in different types. Needless to say, this staple dish has a high demand in several states because of its various varieties.

Different types of rice production have their own taste, texture and exceptional properties. You can select any rice variety according to your personal preferences, flavors, and health benefits. How can you come to know which type of rice is the best and suitable for your health?

Furthermore, the detail will help you to distinguish the properties of each type of rice.

Structure of Rice

There are four types of structure of rice i.e. Hull, Bran, White rice, and Gem. Hull has a tough outer layer, it is removed before consuming. The second, Bran layer is not removed during consumption. This layer may be reddish or black depending on its pigmentation. Apart from those, White Rice is commonly consumed when the Bran and Gem layers are removed. About the Gem, it is full of vitamin B, proteins and minerals as it add the color and nutritious to the rice.

Many colors and sizes of rice are on the market today. It consists of three sizes long grain rice, medium grain rice and short grain rice.

Types of Rice Grains

  • Long grain rice: It is the most popular and longest grain size where the length of grain size is 3 or 4 times the wider. It has a high composition of starch; due to this property, it is light and fluffy when it cooks.
  • Medium grain rice: The size of medium grain rice is shorter and less wide as compared to long grain rice. It is not more than 3times longer than its width. It is softer than long rice grain when cooked.
  • Short grain rice: Its size is less than 2 times its width. Due to its sticky attribute, it uses in rice dessert dishes and best for sushi.

Colors of Rice

Generally, most of us talk about white rice and brown rice. However, other varieties of color are also available. The natural color of rice is brown but after harvesting when it’s outer layer has been removed, it is white in color. You can find different colors varieties in rice which is mention as following:

  • Polished color
  • Brown color
  • Forbidden rice
  • Wild rice which added nutritional value


You may find various textures of rice when you cook the rice. Due to starch composition, texture varies from rice type to rice type. Two types of rice textures are:

  • Sticky Rice: It mainly finds in East Asia and South Asia. Since it has sticky attribution, it uses in many traditional dishes.
  • Parboiled rice: It is light and fluffy when prepared, also has contained starch.


A bowl of fragrance rice plays a vital role in affecting the market value and attracts customers. Its fragrance gives chance to pleasing your guest by serving palatable rice dishes

Categories of Rice and Its Uses

There are various types available in rice samples but the three special qualities which are not only popular in Indians but also famous internationally. Shiv Shakti enterprises provide those rice grain types to customers which have unique properties.

  • Basmati Rice

    It is a long grain type of rice and famous among Indian and Asian people as it is known for its delicate or soft texture. When it is cooked it releases nutty and popcorn type aroma. At the time of cooking, basmati rice increases its size. The categories of basmati rice are Traditional Basmati Rice, PUSA Basmati Rice, and 1401 Basmati Rice

  • Non Basmati Rice

    Non-basmati rice is available in different sizes and shapes. It is long and slender, short and thick in size. It is completely different from basmati rice. Having unique attributes makes it different from other rice varieties. Different types of Non-Basmati Rice types are PR11 non-basmati rice, PR14 Non-Basmati Rice and Parmal Non-Basmati Rice, etc

  • Organic Rice

    The market for organic rice is rapidly growing because of its organic properties. To grow naturally it needs a moderate atmosphere without any weather changes. It is safer than non-organic rice. Different categories of Organic Rice are Organic Raw Rice, Organic Steam Rice, and Organic Sella Rice

Our goal is to satisfy our customers by providing the best rice varieties. During the whole process, from production to packaging, we always conscious about hygienic and other standards. We are an exporter of Basmati rice and Non-Basmati rice. Besides, we are engaged in milling, processing & supply of the finest qualities of Organic Rice.