We paired this delicious siddha rice variety with our version of peyaj-posto, a simple dish of onions and poppy seeds that complements the earthy flavour notes of the rice. JP as a table rice variety can be used regularly and consumed daily.
about the rice
The rice is named after Jayprakash Singh, a farmer from Benares, who selected and introduced this indigenous rice variety. The medium-grained rice is deeply flavourful and grows well. It is one of the high-yielding varieties that is fairly resistant to diseases, and does not require synthetic pesticides or insecticides.
the uncooked grains are pale white in colour
store it in a dark place, so that it does not attract moisture, and away from direct sunlight
what you can cook with
JP is very versatile and can be used as your regular table rice. Think simple when pairing it: daal, alu bhaja and maach’er jhol is perfect for it.
|botanical name||Oryza sativa|
|origin||North 24-Parganas, West Bengal|