Rice is serious business: its prices and distribution are regulated in many countries, with government policies critical to the well-being of farmers, traders and consumers.
Thailand has a strong tradition of rice production. It has the fifth largest area of land under rice cultivation in the world and is the world's largest exporter of rice.
Jasmine rice, also know as Thai Hom Mali, is indigenous to Thailand and well known - and loved - for its fragrance and flavour.
Our maid, Noi gave us a bag of newly milled Jasmine rice from her family plot in Isaan, when she returned from her New Year break.
Is it yummy? Tell you later...
Ummm, what do you think?