These are oriental rices with long, slender grains; the best known is Basmati, which is extraordinarily perfumed. Basmati is an aromatic, fragrant, long grain, slender rice, and has a nutty flavor. 'Basmati', when literally translated from Hindi, means 'queen of fragrance'. It is the world's best rice one can use for cooking and has been exported all around the world for centuries. To obtain the correct aroma and flavor of Basmati rice, proper ageing is required to reduce its moisture content.