Basmati Rice Vs White Rice

Basmati is a variety of long, slender-grained aromatic rice which is traditionally from the Indian subcontinent.

Basmati rice is mostly used in making special dishes like biryanis in India. It give good aromatic smell which attracts people. Frequently served alongside various curries, roasted meats, or as the main ingredient in classic biryani.

Like all rice, basmati rice is also available in both as brown and white. In white rice, bran is removed. Brown basmati rice is with bran as it is rich in dietary fibre and essential oils. But brown basmati rice more tasty and nutty or crunchy than white basmati rice. Basmati rice also take more time and water to cook.


As white rice is low in fiber there is no chance of bloating.

Brown rice doesn’t contain phytic acid and other anti-nutrients that reduce mineral absorption.

White rice can be a good source of carbs when consumed in moderation. Serve it with lean beef, poultry, or other high-protein foods to slow down carbohydrate absorption into your system.

Basmati rice contains antioxidants which helps to cure tumors. Wholegrain Basmati rice has the lowest GI (glycaemic index) of all rice types, which means once digested it releases its energy slowly keeping blood sugar levels more stable. So that it helps diabetic patient to manage sugar levels.

Key Points

Both regular white rice and white basmati rice are refined grains that had the bran and germ removed. For this reason, they are lower in fiber. Due to their low fiber and high carb content, both rice varieties may cause insulin and increase blood sugar. In long run metabolic disorders, diabetes may attack which are major risk factors for heart diseases.