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Types of Rice: Popular Rice Varieties from the North Indian Kitchen

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Types of Rice: Popular Rice Varieties  from the North Indian Kitchen

2. Boka Saul

Boka Saul or mud rice is soft rice that can be taken without being cooked! Just soak it for an hour or so, add a sweet element to it and one can have it with curd or milk and banana. The Boka Saul has been recently bestowed with the GI geographical indication tag by the Government of India Intellectual Property India IPI Body.

6. Red Rice

Red rice or Bao Dhaan has a unique resistant value, it can tolerate stress and withstand drought-like conditions. The Bao Dhaan grows rapidly during the rainy seasons with the rise in water levels. It is rich in fiber and nutrients like protein, magnesium and phosphorus.

The Brahmaputra-Barak River and its tributaries flank Northeast India making the soil of the region fertile and perfect for harvesting rice. Paddy is the primary food crop and is used widely for consumption.

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7. Certain facts about the holy grain

Rice cultivation accounts for more than 80% of the total cultivable land in the Northeast. The topography and soil quality makes it the best for rice cultivation.
The total rice production in the NE region estimates to around 5.50 million tonnes.
Rice cultivation is carried out in different ecosystems- from plains in the Brahmaputra-Barak valley in Assam to high altitudes of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
 

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