Here at Chef Middle East, we’re exceptionally proud to be launching Lal Qilla rice into the region.
As one of the world’s most admired rice brands, it’s our pleasure to deliver their high-quality products straight to the doors of the best restaurants, cafes and foodservice operators across the UAE, Oman and Qatar.
We cannot wait to see how our local culinary masters utilise this versatile grain, known for being the perfect accompaniment for a whole range of cuisines, including Indian, Chinese, Indonesian and other South East Asian plates.
Bringing the authentic taste and spirit of India to kitchens across the globe, Lal Qilla provides truly authentic, traditional basmati rice. The grains proudly boast a distinct, aromatic flavour that’s all too often totally absent from basmati that isn’t so expertly grown, milled and prepared.
We all know that our region is home to some of the finest food to be found anywhere across the globe, and we’re on a mission to help our local dining industry continually prosper and thrive, through providing expertly sourced ingredients like Lal Qilla rice.
Authentic, unique, special – discover the origins of Lal Qilla rice
As mentioned above, Lal Qilla is one of the very few remaining brands that still successfully produces traditional basmati rice with a fully rounded, aromatic flavour. Interestingly, the word basmati actually means ‘queen of fragrance’ in Hindi, so any authentic version of this grain should absolutely boast a sensational scent.
The family-run company originally started as a wholesale grain market shop in Punjab, Northern India. Today, the company supplies millions of consumers across the globe with their precious grain, using the same growing, cultivating and milling process and maintaining its fabulous perfumed, nutty aroma that has made it so famous.
Lal Qilla rice is grown in the luscious foothills of the Himalayas, and the cultivation process is carefully monitored from start to finish; right from the moment the seeds are chosen, to how the seeds are protected as they grow. Even during the milling process, the rice is aged for a specific, quite-lengthy period of time to ensure that it cooks perfectly and always maintains its natural aromatic qualities.
A grain to fulfill every need
Lal Qilla is one of the world’s market leaders for basmati rice, and its range of different grains is vast and comprehensive.
Here at Chef Middle East, we took great care in selecting exactly which of the excellent products we would supply.
We highly recommend all three of the grains below, and to explain our reasonings further we’ve provided a quick guide to how they can be used in your restaurant or dining outlet.
Lal Qilla Pure Traditional Basmati Rice
This classic grain is justifiably admired amongst experts in the food and beverage industry. As one of Lal Qilla’s most popular products, it’s a staple ingredient that many chefs return to time and time again. Exceptionally tasty and aromatic, it comes naturally enriched with protein and with a beautifully pearl white and long-grained appearance, it looks, and tastes, sensational when presented alongside curries, stir fries, marinated meats and other Asian specialties.
Lal Qilla President Basmati rice
This delicious 1121 steamed variant of rice is destined to impress even your most important and distinguished guests. Carefully matured under the acute supervision of rice cultivation experts, the resulting grains are three times longer than they are wide. This means that they separate very easily and don’t stick together when cooked, ensuring that you can provide flawless attention to detail in your presentation.
Lal Qilla Whiteline Classic Basmati Rice
Last, but not least, this premium extra-long granin basmati has been fully aged over two years to achieve maximum flavour and truly win over your customers’ hearts and souls. Providing a new, exciting and extra-long class of rice, this clean, pure and brilliantly white race has a smooth texture and satisfying firmness. Bringing this delightful grain out as a healthy, nutritious side will really help your customers to enjoy your delightful dishes at their best.
For more information about the basmati rice from Lal Qilla, please visit www.lalqilla-rice.com.