Short grained rice with a sticky texture is grown among the hills of Meghalaya using natural means and is called Khasi sticky rice. It is savored as a staple food and prized due to its versatile nature. It is believed to have a high Amylopectin content which gives it the stickiness. In India, sticky rice is grown only in the Northeastern states.
The Khasi sticky rice is unique to Meghalaya and Northeast India. Besides its glutinous finish, what makes it unique and healthy is the fact that it was not machine processed. In fact, the growers use a wooden mortar and pestle to separate the husk from the rice. What is left is rice with patches of brown which is nothing but bran and germ, which are rich in dietary fibre and essential fatty acids.
Our Sticky rice when stored properly, will last for 6-12 months in an airtight container. When frozen, you should get 12-18 months (for best quality).
Here are a few simple steps to follow in order to retain the goodness of sticky rice.
Store them in an airtight container and remember to close the lid of the container tightly as soon as you finish using it.
Before storing the rice in airtight containers, make sure the container is thoroughly dried because the presence of moisture will cause the rice to develop molds and damage the entire rice.
Store in a dry and cool place, away from sunlight.
When cooked, it is waxy, dense and translucent, with a chewy texture and a distinctive, slightly sweet aroma and flavour that are unmistakably like no other rice.
Over the years, we have developed good relationships with ethical farmers who provide us with pure and great quality products.
Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients.
The extra mile
Knowing where our ingredients come from- We deeply care about where each and every ingredient we use comes from. Over the years our team has been able to build up relations with the ethical farmers of Meghalaya and what is important is that we give importance to providing pure and safe products to our customers.
Sticky rice is said to have negligible amount of the starch Amylose and more of Amylopectin. Due to its high Amylopectin content it is believed to be helpful in constipation and helps improve digestion. Sticky rice is also believed to be rich in selenium and fiber. Selenium is believed to act as an antioxidant.
The fiber in Khasi sticky rice is believed to lower the risk of heart disease. Sticky rice is also believed to be helpful in keeping our connective tissue strong and promotes a healthy brain function.