Basmati Is A Taste Sensation. Basmati tastes like no other rice on earth. Unlike ordinary long grain rice the light, fluffy texture of Basmati�s long, slender grains offers the palate a totally different experience in terms of mouth-feel and taste � distinctive, unique and slightly �nutty�. Basmati is a long-grain rice from India, considered to be one of the best-quality white rices. It has a distinctive aroma and, when cooked, each grain should remain separate, giving a light, fluffy result. It is the perfect accompaniment to Indian curries and is used in biriyani and pilaf dishes.