Patna Rice

November 23rd, 2010 by admin

Patna Rice is a Long Grain Rice and is often used in Turkish Cuisine for rice dishes.

Patna rice is originally from India but is now cultivated in many countries.

Patna rice is a white, peeled long grain rice and has a neutral taste.


Patna rice contains very few vitamins and minerals, as the rice is usually peeled and or pretreated.

Probably for this reason in today’s Turkish cuisine is also parboiled rice and Basmati Rice used for rice dishes.

Carbohydrates and Protein Content

The carbohydrate content in patna rice is very high between 70 and 80g to 100g of rice and the protein content is rather low with 7g.

Fiber and Fat Content

Patna rice contains little dietary fiber, only 1 to 2 g per 100 g of rice. The fat content is also very low between 0.5 and 1g.

Turkish Cuisine – Use

Due to the neutral taste Patna rice can be used very flexible, it especially tastes good in combination with meat, fish and poultry dishes.

In Turkish cuisine, it is used in different rice dishes, such as: Rice with apricots and chicken.

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