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What Makes Gobindobhog Rice Popular?
The deeply flavourful and aromatic rice has been a integral of Bengal’s cuisine, festivals, culture and celebrations. This short-grained rice comes in a bright white colour with a sweet delectable buttery flavour which tends to stick together when prepared.
This variety of rice is primarily cultivated in east Burdwan district of West Bengal. The south Damodar belt has been the traditional area of Gobindobhog rice cultivation. The Gobindobhog rice was allotted the GI Tag of West Bengal by the Government of India in August 2017.
Gobindobhog rice is designated as a khaas dhan (special grain) and is the chosen offering for Lord Krishna, thus derives its unique name. It tastes absolutely appetizing when prepared as payesh , khichuri, pulao or Basanti pulao and is widely used for auspicious offerings, pujas and festivals, offered to deities on all major festivals.
The rice is used widely at home the aroma of the rice coupled with the extra starch content that makes the dish worth craving for. Hence, it can elevate any rice dish to great delectable.
Gobindobhog rice is glutinous easily digestible and nourishing rich in protein, fiber, and anti-oxidants.
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