What is your favorite brand of basmati rice.
When I went by my local Indian market today, their rice rack looked like the middle of the 2008 rice shortage. I bet that they didn’t have 20 bags total. The only brands I recognized were Royal (which I’m not familiar with) and Zafarani. Most of the brands I am familiar with don’t show up very often these days.
One thing that bugs me is that I have seldom ever been able to stop by a market and pick up the same brand I’ve been using. I’ve had the best luck over the years with 817 but the last two bags I found were pretty buggy. I’m just finishing up a bag of Zafarani which was a remnant from the rice shortage days. It is OK but nothing special.