Basmati Rice is a key ingredient in one of the most-loved dishes in the world, biriyani. It is a long, slender-grained variety of rice. The word Basmati comes from the Sanskirt script and means ingrained with Aroma. The rice is unique in its shape and size and lends beautifully to make great dishes. Basmati is a widely grown rice variety in India. Basmati is very suitabe for diabetics as it is low on the glycemic index.