Lajini is an indigenous variety of rice that originates from the state of Chhattisgarh in central India. We source it from Bankura. It is highly valued for its unique characteristics and is deeply ingrained in the local culture and culinary traditions. This particular variety is known for its nutritional benefits, superior taste, and adaptability to the local agro-climatic conditions.
about the rice
Lajini rice has small-sized grains with a fluffy texture when cooked. The grains have a distinct reddish-brown colour, which adds an attractive visual appeal to dishes. One of the remarkable features of Lajini rice is its resilience to pests, diseases, and adverse weather conditions. This inherent resistance reduces the reliance on chemical inputs, making it an environmentally friendly choice for farmers practising sustainable agriculture. Moreover, the cultivation of indigenous rice varieties like Lajini contributes to the preservation of biodiversity and supports the local agricultural economy.
the grains are slender and reddish-brown in colour because of the bran
|keep it in a cool, dark and dry place in a container tightly sealed
what you can cook with it
The traditional rice variety, Lajini is great for your daily lunch with any number of side dishes. You can throw it in a salad as well to have a grain or buddha bowl with toppings and fixings of your choice. As part of a simple meal, you can easily pair it with protein mains and some crispy fritters.
|Bankura, West Bengal
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