The rice grain in famous for its versatility and is a supremely important crop over 150 million hectares of paddy fields around the world yield nearly 500 million tons of rice. Rice provides about 21% of the total food calories consumed by the people of the world. The most demanding Basmati rice is cultivated in the large field of Eastern Tarai region of Nepal: Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari. The particular soil and climate of this region is thought to account for Basmati's unique taste and texture. Among 14000 varieties of Rice available in the world, eastern region of the country is famous for Mansuli and Kanchi Sona rice too. But unique basmati is excellent in almost any breviary rice dish and is perfect for countless rice recipes across the country.