Golden Sella Basmati Rice

Parboiled / Golden Sella

Golden Sella Basmati Rice

Golden Basmati Rice is also known as “Golden Sella Rice” and “Parboiled Rice” in different regions and areas. This variety of Basmati Rice is also from the same harvest of Steam and Long Grain Basmati rice, and the factor that sets it apart is that it is steamed the most in the milling process.

Golden Basmati Rice gets its name from the Golden/Yellow color that the rice grains will have after the milling process. The increased steam and heat treatment increases the endurance of the rice for boiling and it can be kept for a longer period of time in warmers/stoves.

Golden Basmati Rice is ideal for preparing colored rice among other variety of dishes that are intended to be served for a longer period of time without losing its texture or flavor.


Basmati Rice is one of the main components in a large number of dished prepared in the Middle East and South Asia as well as a number of other countries. This tradition has been continuing for many generations because of the health benefits it provides with every serving. Some of the benefits include:

  • Allowing you to fill full for longer periods of time and avoid over consumption
  • Contains high amounts of fiber
  • Inhibit the absorption of fat and helps reduce calorie intake due to the presence of fiber
  • Promote healthy bowel movement


Basmati Rice is graded based on its uniform shape, texture, smell, and minimal breakage.

They should be stored in a dry and cold place away from direct sunlight to avoid the product from changing color or attracting pests.


Preparing Basmati Rice is considerably different in each culture, people from each region prepare their rice in a certain way to give their dishes their unique texture and flavor.

One basic method to prepare Basmati rice is as follows:

  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly with water to remove any excess starch.
  2. Soak the rice with plenty of water for 30 minutes. You can do this in a separate bowl or the pot you are going to cook the rice in.
  3. Drain the water.
  4. Add the soaked rice to the pot. Add 2 cups water, salt to taste and a splash of oil. The oil will help prevent the water from boiling over which is caused by the starch in the rice, and some people say it also adds flavor.
  5. Bring to a boil under medium-high heat, uncovered.
  6. When it starts boiling, cover and lower the heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes.
  7. After fifteen minutes, take the lid off. If there is any excess water, allow it to boil off. Fluff with a fork, you are done.


Rice is a grain and needs to be washed thoroughly to remove any dust from the rice.

It is recommended for individuals with allergies or dietary restrictions to consult with a medical professional to obtain the recommended amount of Basmati rice to consume daily, if applicable.

Golden Vermilion, GV, Rice has been obtained SGS, ISO 9001 and Vegan certification for all of the varieties of basmati rice it provides.