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Organic rice from Bhutan

Original price $25.00
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Original price $25.00
Current price $15.00
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Current price $15.00

Rice plays an important role in the Bhutanese agricultural market. It has been mainly cultivated for generations for domestic consumption, however, the increase in yield of rice production has given way for rice exports from Bhutan.
The rice varieties are native to Bhutan and carry a unique taste unlike any other rice grown in other countries.

Rice Varieties from Bhutan

  • Khamti Rice
    Khamti, a traditional variety from Phuntshothang, Samdrupjongkhar, is considered as one of the premium rice varieties because of its good eating quality.
  • Tan Tsheri
    Tan Tsheri rice is a native rice variety grown in Wangdue Phodrang and Punakha districts. The rice grain has a unique shape and has a savoury taste when cooked.
  • Red rice (Chum Marp)
    Red rice is harvested from Paro valley. The rice variety is native to the village in Paro and has a reddish hull- with a nutty taste.

How to cook Bhutan Red rice?

  • Rinse red rice in water.
  • Heat oil in a pot, add rice and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add water, 1 inch above the rice level and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and cover pot. Cook for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes and stir well before serving.

How to cook Bhutan red rice in a rice cooker?

simply rinse red rice and add 1 inch of water above the level of the rice.

  • Rice bags available in 5kg and 1kg
  • Rice type available: Bhutan red rice, Khamtey rice and Tantseri(white rice)
Farm labour shortages, human-wild life conflicts, rural-urban migration and seasonal water shortage has agitated to more fellow land threatening to food self sufficiency and food security in Bhutan. Mechanizing farms, creating employment in the rural areas, promoting small and medium agriculture enterprises and economizing water usages is seen a sustainable tools for future agriculture farming in Bhutan. Bhutan now is shifting from subsistence agriculture to commercial farming to increase food production and productivity. In order to instigate private sector to venture into the agriculture business, especially mechanization services, the FMCL (SoE) would be a transitional pioneer institutions to facilitate in moving from government doing to privatizations. 
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