Rice is one of the most eaten foods in the world. There are many varieties of rice used by people around the globe. The crop is grown widely in the Middle East, south East Asia, and Latin. Pakistan is a focal cultivator and exporter of rice known worldwide. Basmati and parboiled long grain rice are some of the rice varieties produced. Basmati rice has a significant fragrance and aroma that attracts many. Whole grain rice is healthy and gives the body essential nutrients. Currently there are many rice exporters but what differentiates one from another is what mainly determines the difference. First, the reliability of the exporter determines what the importer will feel about the service and its quality. Secondly response to trends the world is an ever changing place and coping with the changes aids in outwitting fellow competitors in rice exporting business. Sensitivity to customer needs, choices and preference are third key point many rice importers look at from the exporter. Many firms have their own clients and satisfying their needs is one key priority the firms are trying to achieve. Exporters offering excellent consumer service, quality goods and timely delivery of the goods are mostly preferred. Cost competition is the fourth and vital point; many white rice importers mostly accept exporters with competitive prices that fend off their competitors. Functionality, quality of service and the cost of importing the rice gives the exporter the upper hand in supplying the rice.
White rice is the name given to rice that the husk, germ and bran have undergone the removal process, giving a white shiny appearance. The procedure changes the texture, flavor and appearance of the rice and extends its shelf life. Rice grains undergo several processing steps after harvesting. Depending on the mode of use, it will undergo drying, storing, milling and lastly processing. Rice drying forms the most critical step in rice processing, this is vital in that the storage process largely depends on the moisture content of the rice. Delays in drying or poor drying process will result in poor grain quality and minerals it will contain. After drying ,separation process follows where rice separation and hulling occurs to remove husks milling machines performs the process by rotating large blades that removes the hull as the rice passes through it. The step is vital as hull contains fats and oils and may encourage rotting during storage. Rice that does not undergo hulling process mostly sold as brown rice. Milling of rice removes husks, bran layers and produces edible, white rice kernel ready for consumption. Most milled rice contains twenty percent husk, eleven percent bran layer and sixty-nine percent starchy endosperm. After the milling, white rice undergoes thorough classification depending on the percentage of broken rice. Some of the countries that import rice in large quantities include the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Cote D'Ivoire, Iran, Iraq and United Arab Emirates.
The requirements involved in rice importing include inquiry, shipping and checking. The importer inquires from the exporter about the rice and after an agreement is reached, the exporter ships the rice to the importer. Rice imports undergo a thorough scrutiny by the relevant food and drug authorities, mainly to ascertain the quality and the safety of consumption. After quality determination, the rice is certified and the importer is allowed to sell to the entire populace. Rice has a wide variety of white rice recipes and largely depends on the taste of the consumer. Finding a good broker in the import business is vital as they will negotiate better deals and will transport the rice to your warehouse.