Katarni Rice

GI Number -553


Katarni, a superior fine grain variety is a Ceremonial Rice grown in Bihar and is known for its pleasant fragrance, a local relish and excellent cooking quality. The Rice variety was introduced by Maharaja Rahmat Khan Bahadur and has equal export potential as that of Basmati Variety.

Uniqueness of Katarni Rice

  • Untainted appearance and delectable taste.

  • Brown Husk with awl shaped apex.

  • Strongly aromatic cooked and uncooked rice.

  • Soft and Non-sticky rice with good digestible qualities.

  • Famous for palatability and beaten rice making qualities.   

Interesting Facts

❖ Scented Rice have been grown in India about 2500 years since the time of Susruta.

❖ The First documented record of both scented rice and short duration rice in India was made by Susruta.

❖ It is believed that Maharaja Rahmat Ali Khan Bahadur of Kharagpur was the first person to get Katarni planted in Bhagalpur region.

❖ Each rice seed can produce up to 3,000 grains, which is the highest level of production amongst cereals. 

❖ There are 40,000 different cultivated species.

❖ Pillows made of natural textiles stuffed with rice are an excellent aid for relieving back and neck pain.

Health Benefits of Katarni Rice

  • Contains a good balance or proteins, carbohydrates and fibre.

  • Represents a good source of some vitamins and minerals.

  • Low in calories and fat.

Katarni rice has been registered with the Geographical Indications (GI) registry of Government of India in 2018.

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