Sona Masoori rice, also known as Sona Masuri is a white, medium-grain rice, grown in the southern states of India, mainly in Andra Pradesh and Karnataka. Sona Masoori Rice is lightweight, aromatic and is a premium quality rice, however is it a bit starchy and needs to be rinsed before cooking. But since, it contains lower starch than Basmati rice and is considered as healthy, easier to digest.
Thanjavur, also known as Tanjore is a city in Tamilnadu, which is known as a bowl of rice. Thanjavur rice is grown in the Thanjavur region. Thanjavur ponni raw rice is a high-quality medium-sized grain that has high carbohydrate content. Thanjavur rice is light and aromatic and is medium-grained variety. Once cooked, this rice gives a bright white color and expands in length. Ponni boiled rice is boiled along with the paddy before polishing, making it easier to cook and digest.
Seeraga Samba rice is the traditional rice in southern India and is very aromatic. The tiny-grained seeraga samba gets its name from its resemblance to cumin and is the most expensive rice grown. It is very much used for making Biriyani. When cooked properly, seerage samba rice is fluffy and loose.