Jasmine is a variety of long grain rice that has an aroma similar to popcorn or milk tea. When cooked, it moist and soft rice that is lightly aromatic. It is the traditional choice for pairing with foods such as stews, curries, and laksa. Eight Elephants is a brand that aims for new crop jasmine rice. The aroma of jasmine rice diminishes quickly after harvest and newer crops retain more aroma.
Uses: Make rice pilaf and be generous with the butter.
Elephants are the national emblem of Thailand and hold cultural significance as icons of religion, wealth, and spirit.