April 26, 2010 9:29pm CST
which is the cheapest grain you use to cook or eat, Basmati rice is the costliest grain and poors cant even afford normal rice, hence they use maize, ragi or millet as substitute to rice. Actually cheapest grains are very healthy, but difficult to digest. Once the oats were the poor mans grain, now it has become expensive like cornflakes.
27 Apr 10
The cheapest rice we have here in my country is the NFA RICE i think. NFA rice are really good rice but its partly subsidized by our government(National Food Authority) so that the poor could afford it. It has become now the norm in my country for people to consume the much expensive rice which resulted with the millers no longer producing cheaper rice because the demand for more expensive rice has risen exponentially. They have forgotten that there is the poor who still needs those cheaper rice.
27 Apr 10
I really love Basmati rice, for me it is one of the worlds best rice ever because of its aromatic smell and delicious taste. For me, there's nothing to compare for Basmati rice. I have tried Thailand rice, Vietnamese and Japanese rice. Most have different consistency but they are more prone to be sticky. But Basmati rice is really different. Although it is really expensive, and I cannot buy it here in my country. I can only settle for local which we call Dinorado. I have tried that maize rice in the province but it is not good in my stomach. About ragi, nope I haven't tried that so I cannot tell something about it. I just wonder why Basmati costs too much when there are lots of farmers that plant it in India, meaning the supply is plenty. What I know is that when the stocks are little, the prices would increase. Surely that is because they export more Basmati to other countries, that is why the price is like that
29 Apr 10
Basmati rice is richmans grain. I like to have basmati rice occassionally, certainly even if I get it for free I will not have it everyday. Actually ot os cheap At Tanjoor, Tamil nadu south India, where basmati rice is grown in abdudance. Thanks to River Kavery or Cauvery.
28 Apr 10
we use wheat and rice in every day use...we get the pieces of basmati which cost about 30-32 per kg....which is no so bad as compared to whole ones...in winter we use all the others like maize etc..which can be easily digested in winter....now a days nothing has remained cheap.....earlier jaggery was used by poor...who couldn't afford sugar....but now it also costs nearly equal to that of sugar....so don't know what must be the condition of poors...