Basmati Rice All Basmati Rice is Not Created Equal. Truly authentic Basmati can come only from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. There, a perfect harmony of climate, fertile soil and pure spring water produce this most extraordinary grain. The exceptionally fragrant, long-grain rice of Royal® is grown under the careful attention of India's most expert farmers, and after harvesting it is aged for a minimum of twelve months in temperature-controlled silos. As with fine wine or cheese, this aging process brings out the full flavor of the grain, and also results in a non-sticky texture. This fluffy, aromatic and delicate-tasting rice is sure to enhance any meal.