Rice is a staple in every Asian household, and is the perfect comforting canvas for most dishes, be it sweet, salty or savoury with gravy. Whether long or short grains, white, brown, japonica or glutinous, the type of rice you choose can affect the overall flavour, texture and experience of a dish. So choose wisely!

Here are some great brands with great tasting rice!

1. Akita Komachi Japonica Rice

Best rice for congee
Price from SGD6.00
Lazada Singapore SGD6.00

Some might argue that long-grain rice is more suited for congee, but short grain Japonica rice tends to be stickier, and after a long period of cooking, is still able to retain some of its shape. This will give your congee some texture instead of turning into total mush. 

2. Only Organic Baby Rice

Best rice for babies
Price from SGD15.90
Lazada Singapore SGD15.90

Unless you puree rice grains, the rice grains consumed by adults are too big and rough for a babies gentle stomach. For ages 4 months and above, give your baby their first introduction to real food with this finely milled grain. Enriched with iron for growth, it contains 100% organic ground rice with no artificial flavours, preservatives or colours.

3. Fresh Rice TRIO Nutritious Brown Rice

Best rice for weight loss
Price from SGD6.30
Lazada Singapore SGD6.30

Brown rice is tough, literally. It takes longer to cook but it is more fibrous than regular white rice. This quality makes it much more filling for you, which means a bowl will keep you full for much longer. 

Fresh Rice combines Jasmine Brown Rice, Red Fragrance Brown Rice and Riceberry Brown Rice for a delicious blend that showcases the different varieties. It is also rich in essential vitamins B1, B3 and B6 along with magnesium, iron and zinc.

4. Daawat Brown Basmati Rice

Best rice for diabetics
Price from SGD5.50
Lazada Singapore SGD5.50

Wholegrain Basmati Rice has the lowest GI (glycemic index) compared to all other rice types. This means that it takes longer for the body to break down the grains into energy and sugar. With that, it also helps keep the blood sugar level more stable and reduces the risk of sugar spikes. 

Daawat’s Brown Basmati Rice does all of that. They make sure their rice stays safe for diabetics, being high in magnesium content which plays a role in insulin regulation.

5. Golden Phoenix Thai Hom Mali Rice

Best rice for fried rice
Price from SGD13.02
Lazada Singapore SGD13.02

There are a few rules that make a good bowl of fried rice good. First, it has to be fluffy. Second, the rice can’t be clumpy or sticking to each other. Third, it has to be soft but also hold texture. And Jasmine rice delivers on all three of these. 

This particular premium Thai Jasmine rice is fragrant and holds shape nicely when cooked, which is great for fried rice and more.

6. Gallo Carnaroli Rice

Best rice for Risotto
Price from SGD7.00
Lazada Singapore SGD7.00

A classic short-grain italian rice, Carnaroli is the king of risotto. Originating from the Lombardy farmhouse, its flavour is distinct to the characteristic of the land and climate. In terms of its grains, they are plump and full bodied, all of which cooks perfectly to an al dente style and will not just turn to mush when you whip em up into Risotto.

7. Forbidden Foods Organic Black Rice

Best rice for health
Price from SGD26.40
Lazada Singapore SGD26.40

Seeming to be shrouded in mystery, Forbidden Black Rice is nothing to be afraid of. It’s simply a type of black or purple rice that is whole grain, similar to that of Brown Rice. Rich in antioxidant from the colour of its grain, it is also higher in fiber and protein while maintaining a low calorie count.

8. SunRice Short Grain

Best rice for sushi
Price from SGD49.00
Lazada Singapore SGD49.00

Sushi rice may be sticky, but it is not glutinous rice. In fact, it’s short grain rice that is also high in starch content. Short grains from Japan is hard to secure overseas,  so you opt for this one that’s grown in Eastern Australia in the Riverina region, offering a clean and crisp flavour profile. 

Though it may retain moisture after cooking, the plump grains are easy to shape and handle, ideal for sushi making. 

9. Indiagate Basmati Rice Classic Aged

Best Basmati rice
Price from SGD31.75
Lazada Singapore SGD31.75

Age is not just a number for Basmati; aged basmati is lighter and fluffier, as it does not absorb as much moisture when cooking. Some believe that the aroma also improves with aging. Sourced from the Himalayan farmlands, this Indiagate classic basmati delivers on all three attributes that makes it a true basmati rice; long, white and smooth to eat.

10. SongHe Thai Fragrant Rice

Best aromatic rice
Price from SGD71.60
Lazada Singapore SGD71.60

You can’t go wrong with Jasmine rice when looking for fragrance. This premium grade AAA Jasmine rice from Thailand has a subtle floral aroma, with hints of jasmine and popcorn. Soft and slightly sticky when cooked, it works well to compliment all types of dishes. 

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