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Worldwide Rice Varieties

The following is a list of varieties of rice.
Worldwide there are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice, species name Oryza sativa. Here are some of the common and popular varieties.

    • China
    • India
    • Bhutan
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Bangladesh
    • Colombia
    • Vietnam
    • Myanmar / Burma
    • Thailand
    • Philippines
    • Brazil
    • Uruguay
    • Paraguay
    • Pakistan
    • United States of America
    • Cambodia
    • Egypt
    • Republic of Korea
    • Laos
    • Nepal
    • Madagascar
    • Sri Lanka
    • Nigeria
    • Argentina
  • There are four major categories of rice worldwide: Indica, japonica, aromatic and glutinous.

    African varieties

    African rice (not Oryza sativa but a different species, known as Oryza glaberrima.)
    New Rice for Africa
    Ofada Rice (grown in Ofada Town South West Nigeria.)

    Australian varieties

    Amaroo – semi-dwarf medium grain
    Reiziq – semi-dwarf medium grain
    Jarrah – semi-dwarf medium grain
    Koshihikari – tall short grain Japonica style
    Opus – semi-dwarf short grain Japonica style
    Illabong – semi-dwarf arborio style
    Langi – semi-dwarf long grain, soft cooking (low amylose)
    Doongara – semi-dwarf long grain, hard cooking (high amylose)
    Kyeema – tall long grain, fragrant

    Bangladeshi varieties

    Chinigura Rice
    Kalijira Rice – similar to basmati and jasmine rice but with very tiny, short grains, resembling sushi rice
    Kataribhog Rice
    Paijam Rice
    Najirshail Rice
    Balam Rice
    Binni Rice
    BrriDhan – This is a group of high yielding rice varieties developed by Bangladesh Rice Research Institute.
    Hori Dhan
    Irri Rice
    Miniket Rice
    Hamim
    Balam-small Red
    Balam-small White
    Pakh Beruin
    Khara Beruin
    Raujan-1
    Raujan-2
    Kathali Beruin White
    Kathali Beruin Red
    Akia Beruin Red
    Akia Beruin White
    Modhu Beruin Red
    Modhu Beruin White
    Mou Beruin
    Lathial-7 Red
    Lathial-7 White
    Lapha
    Kalo Beruin

    Bhutanese varieties

    Bhutanese red rice – like brown rice but semi-milled. See Brown rice.

    Cambodian varieties

    Phka Malis(ផ្កាម្លិះ) – similar to fragrant Thai Jasmine rice
    Neang Khon(នាងខុន)
    Phka Khnei(ផ្កាខ្ញី) – another fragrant variety, phka meaning “flower”.
    Neang Minh(នាងខុន) – long grain rice
    Phka Romdul(ផ្ការំដូល)
    Bonla Pdao(បន្លាផ្ដៅ)
    Sen Kro Ob(សែនក្រអូប)
    Sen Pi Dao(ែសនពិដេា)

    Canadian varieties

    Wild Rice

    Chinese varieties

    Forbidden rice

    Dominican varieties

    Prosequisa 4
    Prosequisa 5
    Prosequisa 10
    Juma 57
    Juma 58
    Juma 66
    Juma 67
    Idiaf 1
    Yocahú CFX-18
    Cristal 100
    Toño Brea
    Inglés Corto
    Inglés Largo

    Iranian varieties

    Many varieties of rice are cultivated in Iran. A few of them are listed below
    Domsiah
    Binam
    Hasani
    Salari
    Ambarboo
    Sang Tarom
    Hasan Sarai

    Italian varieties

    Arborio
    Ariete
    Baldo
    Carnaroli
    Lido
    Originario
    Padano
    Ribe
    Roma
    Sant’Andrea
    Thaibonnet
    Venere
    Vialone Nano

    Japanese varieties

    Koshihikari
    Hitomebore
    Hinohikari
    Kinuhikari
    Nihonbare
    Sasanishiki
    Kirara397
    Hoshinoyume
    Domannaka
    Akitakomachi
    Haenuki
    Hanaechizen
    Akebono (rice)
    Asahi (rice)

    Nepalese varieties

    Pokhareli
    Jire Masino
    Mansooli
    Basmati
    Mansuri

    Lao / Thai varieties

    Sticky Rice
    Rice biodiversity in Laos

    Pakistani Rice

    1121 Rice
    Super Basmati Rice
    Super Basmati Shaheen Rice
    Super Fine Rice
    Pk-385 Basmati Rice
    PK-198 Basmati Rice
    D-98 Basmati Rice
    PK-386 Long Grain Rice
    Supri Rice
    KS-282 Long Grain Rice
    C9 Rice
    Irri-9 Long Grain Rice
    Irri-6 Long Grain Rice
    D.R Long Grain Rice

    Portuguese varieties

    Agulha Rice
    Carolino Rice

    Indian varieties

    Basmati
    Ambemohar
    Dubraj rice
    Aizon Rice
    Champaa Rice
    Clearfield Rice
    Hasan serai
    Gobindo Bhog [West Bengal]
    Atop
    HMT Rice
    Thimmasamundaram Mollakolukulu
    Jay Shrirama Rice
    Joha rice
    Rosematta rice
    Navara rice
    Raja Hansa rice
    Molakolukulu
    Patna rice
    Pusa Rice
    74 count
    Idly Rice – Short grain
    Sona Masuri
    Ranjit Rice
    Katta sambar
    Hansraj
    Jyothi
    Annapoornna
    Poreiton chakhau – aromatic dark red rice from Manipur
    Rice varieties of Karnataka- Jaya, Thanu, Tunga, IR-30864, BR-2655 (Produced in SFPP Project, VC Farm, Mandya, Karnataka, India)
    Traditional Kerala rice varieties – Chitteni (ml:ചിറ്റേനി),Aryan(ml:ആര്യൻ), Thavalakkannan(ml:തവളക്കണ്ണൻ),Vattan (ml:വട്ടൻ), Wayanad Kayamma (കയമ്മ),Palakkad Matta(പാലക്കാടന്‍ മട്ട)
    Assamese rice varieties – Bora, Malbhog, Manuhar, Bahadur, Kushal, Maniram IR-8, etc.
    Tamilnadu rice varieties- IR-20,IR-50,Aduthurai(ADT)-36,Ambai-16, BPT 5204, ADT 43, improved white ponni, Co-43 etc.,
    Seela Rice
    Basmati tukda
    Arwa
    Parwmal

    Indonesian rice varieties/landraces

    Cianjur Pandanwangi (aromatic)
    Rajalele (semi-aromatic)
    Peta
    many deep swamp rice varieties of Kalimantan (Borneo)
    dryland rice landraces of Java
    Temanggung black rice
    Mandel Handayani; Segreng Handayani, Gunung Kidul red rice, Yogyakarta

    Philippine varieties

    Baysilanon
    Dinorado
    Ifugao Rice
    Maharlika
    Milagrosa pino
    Segadis Milagrosa
    Kalinayan
    Sinandomeng
    IR-841
    IR-64
    Angelika
    Azucena
    Malagkit
    Wagwag
    80 other varieties which include Red, Brown, Black, White, Glutinous rice

    Sri Lankan varieties

    Samba
    Sri Lankan Red Rice
    Keeri Samba
    Supiri Samba
    Supiri Nadu
    Nadu Rice
    Badhabath

    Spanish varieties

    Bomba Rice.
    Bahia
    Bomba
    Calasparra
    Senia

    Thai varieties

    Jasmine rice
    White rice
    White Glutinous rice
    Black Glutinous rice
    Red Cargo rice
    Brown rice

    United States varieties

    California varieties

    Akitakomachi rice
    California New Variety rice
    Calmochi rice
    Calrose rice
    Wehani rice

    Louisiana varieties

    Pecan rice
    Popcorn rice

    Vietnamese varieties

    Dự Hương Rice
    Nàng Thơm Chợ Đào Rice – from Mỹ Lệ commune, Cần Đước district, Long An province
    Nếp cái hoa vàng from Nam Dinh province
    Nếp cẩm Rice
    Nếp Tú Lệ
    Tài Nguyên Rice – from Long An province
    Tám Xoan Rice – from Hải Hậu district, Nam Dinh province

    Varieties of rice
    List of rice varieties
    Ambemohar Arborio Aromatic rice Basmati Bhutanese red rice Black rice Bora saul Brown rice Calrose rice Camargue red rice Carnaroli Champa Dubraj Flattened rice Glutinous rice Golden rice Germinated brown rice (Hatsuga genmai) Hybrid rice Instant rice Japanese rice Jasmati Jasmine Koshihikari Matta rice Molakolukulu Nàng Thơm Chợ Đào Navara New Rice for Africa Nishiki rice Parboiled rice Patna rice Perennial rice Pokkali Ponni Rice Pusa 1121 Rice Red Cargo Samba Sasanishiki Semi-dwarf IR36 Sona Masuri Weedy rice Wehani White rice Yamada Nishiki
    This list is incomplete; we continue to expant it

    Popular Philippine Rice Varieties

    Worldwide there are more than 40,000 different varieties of rice. Here are some of the common and popular varieties in the Philippines.

    AMERICAN DELIGHT (LAON)

    BAMBOO RICE

    BROWN RICE

    COOK’S CHOICE

    DENORADO (Mindoro)

    EVEREST Rice

    FABULOUS (LAON)

    GOLDEN RICE (LAON)

    FANCY RICE (WITH IRON)

    FIVE STAR (LAON) Rice

    GOLD CUP ESPECIAL (LAON)

    HONEY BEE

    HONEY BEE (LAON)

    IFUGAO RICE (ORGANIC)

    JASMIN (COMMERCIAL)

    JASMIN (THAI HOM MALI)e

    MAHARLIKA Rice

    MALAGKIT (STICKY RICE)

    MEGA RICE

    MILAGROSA (BINUHANGIN)

    PERFECT DELITE (CUISINE)

    PREMIUM RICE (LAON)

    R-42 (LAON)

    SAVORY

    SINANDOMENG

    STRAWBERRY (LAON)

    PANDALICIOUS WAGWAG (LAON)

    ANGELICA

    SUPER ANGELICA

    SUPER ANGELICA SPECIAL

    U.S. GENUINE

    VITA RICE (HEALTHY RICE)

    WAGWAG (GOLDEN BUDDHA)

    WAGWAG (CAGAYAN)

    Rice Brands

    Tower

    Best Season

    RC-18 Special Rice

    Long Grain

    Best Season

    Double R

    Cherry Rose

    A Plus

    Fanta Fancy Rice

    Texas

    BLUE EAGLE

    Merlion

    Gold Star

    Lea (Organic Rice)

    Blue Dragon

    Blue Bird

    White Rose

    Rose Brand

    Perfect Grains

    Types of Specialty Rice

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    We also offer rice from the following countries upon request

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    Iranian Rice

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    Australian Rice

    Rice varieties from other countries are available upon request.  For a list of  all rice varieties from all countries ( CLICK HERE )

    Rice Varieties

    Oryza sativa L. Javanica/Japonica/Indica, Brown Rice, White Rice, Short Grain Rice, Medium Grain Rice, Enriched Rice, Instant Rice, Converted Rice

    Other

    Wild Rice (Actually a grain and not a rice)


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