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Looking for Good Organic Basmati Rice

Gerard Jul 22, 2006 07:05 AM

Ideally aged basmati.

A brand and a store would be much appreciated.


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  1. moto RE: Gerard Jul 22, 2006 08:43 AM

    hello, gerard, i'm no basmati connoisseur and get by with the organic, Cali-grown, cheap stuff at trader joe's. are you SF,eastbay, or other- based? there's a biggish Indian market on University in Berserkly just west of San Pablo, Milan I believe is the name, try calling them; if you frequent that 'hood there's another shop on San Pablo just north of Univ, Indus foods? next to a decent small restaurant(Indus Village), same side as and close to the Spanish Table store. Santa Clara county must have what you seek somewhere. have fun

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      bdl RE: Gerard Jul 22, 2006 02:28 PM

      Try Rainbow Grocery in S.F. Sure to have organic basmati in baags and in bulk but more specific than that I cannot say,

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        sydthekyd RE: Gerard Jul 22, 2006 05:01 PM

        Country Cheese in West Berkeley has organic basmati and organic brown basmati.

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: Gerard Jul 22, 2006 05:13 PM

          I'm pretty sure they have it cheap in bulk at Berkeley Bowl. High turnover so good quality.

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            oakjoan RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 22, 2006 11:54 PM

            Yes, BB has organic basmathi (brown and white). Don't know how aged it is....The older the better I've heard tell. Is this correct? I man not 25 years old or anything.

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            dsl RE: Gerard Jul 22, 2006 05:58 PM

            I think I saw some at Trader Joe's. They have some new organic rice products.

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