@jnicholson0619 a bit like rice pudding but less sweet and a lot firmer and stickier. Very heavy and dense. I think it’s sold in Asian stores as sweet rice or sticky rice. Edit: here’s the variety my Filipina wife makes. It’s delish!
Pakastani aged, imported basmati has as a rule the lowest As levels. Some soils are naturally high in As, while others contain high levels of residual As from cotton pesticide residue from many decades ago. Rice, a silicicolus plant, incorporates arsenides by the same mechanism that it uses silicates to build plant structure is my understanding. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00380768.1959.10430890
@Euniceandrich Hey, great photo, for Zebra (pronounced in most of the world as ZEB - ra) is our favorite brand. Many brands of basmati are packaged in sewn polypropylene then inside a burlap bag. Not so, Zebra Brand, it is in a sewn PP bag inside a cotton bag. What’s the diff? Well the burlap bag often gives the rice a peculiar, unpleasant aroma. Lately, we have switched to Zebra extra long grain parboiled in the yellow bag as it yields a fluffier rice, but, with alas, a bit of the popcorn aromas muted.