Welcome to SILVER STAR FOODS
Rice & Grains Importers
As a leader in the industry, SILVER STAR FOODS has set the bar with its unwavering commitment to quality, performance and exceptional customer care. Through our extensive selection of services and expansive inventory, we go above and beyond to ensure your needs are not just met, but exceeded. To learn more, get in touch today.
About SILVER STAR FOODS
Who We Are
We at Silver Star Foods specialize in importing Rice & Grains from around the World with our company owned State of Art Rice mills and processing plants in India & Thailand. All of our manufacturing facilities are USFDA approved.
It all began with a group of people who dreamt of starting something completely new. We had a great vision, a passion for change and all the right skills. Together, we established SILVER STAR FOODS, a company dedicated to finding cutting-edge solutions and providing great services. To learn more, browse through our site or contact us directly.
Rice is the seed of the grass species Oryza sativa (Asian rice) or Oryza glaberrima (African rice). As a cereal grain, it is the most widely consumed staple food for a large part of the world's human population, especially in Asia.Rice is often known as the cereal of prosperity. Being the most important and most consumed food on the planet, it makes for some truly delicious dishes. It happens to be mankind’s third-largest food crop and is the staple diet for two thirds of the world’s population. Imagine precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up to reach the summer sun, being able to independently supply 20% of the world’s energy. The Asia-pacific region of the world harvests & consumes 90% of the rice on the planet. It is beautiful when harvested, beautiful once threshed. In the Unites States, the rice export industry alone is worth $2.2 Billion a year .Basmati from India, Jasmine from Thailand and Arborio from Italy are the most popular ones, with over 40,000 varieties among them alone! Uncooked, par-boiled and cooked rice are available in short-grain white, brown, yellow, purple, red, black or even other shades with subtle texture/flavour variations.
Long Grain Slender Rice
“The Prince of Fragrance” or “The Perfumed One,” Basmati has a unique aroma and a delicate nutty taste. Respected and celebrated for centuries by the locals as well as Moghul Emperors, it is being consumed on a much wider scale today across Europe, America and the Middle East. Basmati originally hails from the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India & Pakistan. As you read on, you’ll probably realise why Basmati rice should be chosen over long grain rice, any given day.
Thai Fragrant Rice
Thai fragrant rice) is a long-grain variety of fragrant rice (also known as aromatic rice). Its fragrance, reminiscent of pandan (Pandanus amaryllifolius) and popcorn, results from the rice plant's natural production of aroma compounds, of which 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline is the most salient. In typical packaging and storage, these aroma compounds dissipate within a few months. This rapid loss of aromatic intensity leads many Southeast Asians and connoisseurs to prefer each year's freshly harvested "new crop" of jasmine rice.
Arborio rice is an Italian short-grain rice. It is named after the town of Arborio, in the Po Valley, which is situated in the main growing region of Doron. Arborio is also grown in Arkansas, California, and Missouri in the United States.When cooked, the rounded grains are firm, and creamy and chewy compared to other rices, due to their higher amylopectin starch content. It has a starchy taste and blends well with other flavours. Arborio rice is often used to make risotto; other suitable varieties include Carnaroli, Maratelli, Baldo, and Vialone Nano. Arborio rice is also usually used for rice pudding
SILVER STAR FOODS is proud to offer high quality products at the best value, and with an impressive selection to choose from. Browse through our inventory below to get a better idea of what we offer, and get in touch with any questions. One of our product experts will be more than happy to assist with whatever you may need.
Basmati Raw White Rice
Perhaps the most famous aromatic rice, basmati is grown in India and Pakistan. It has a nutlike fragrance while cooking and a delicate, almost buttery flavor. Unlike other types of rice, the grains elongate much more than they plump as they cook. Lower in starch than other long-grain types, basmati grains turn out fluffy and separate. Although it is most commonly used in Indian cooking, basmati can also be substituted for regular rice in any favorite recipe
Brown Basmati Rice
This rice has had only its husk removed during milling, thus it is naturally high in B vitamins and minerals. Because brown rice has its germ, it also has some vitamin E. Brown rice has a richer flavor and a chewier texture than white rice, and takes longer to cook
Natural 100% whole grain product.
Only the outer hull has been removed.
Rice germ and bran layer remain on each kernel.
Slightly chewy texture with a nutty flavor when cooked.
Use as an ingredient in main course, side dish or salads
Prior to milling, the paddy rice is soaked, steamed and dried. This causes the nutrients to be retained and pass into the kernels adding nutritional value. Besides being paired with savoury dishes such as curries, casseroles, this rice is ideal with stir fry dishes and salads
Rice undergoes a steam and pressure process, called parboil, to create separate kernels when cooked.
Golden color and firmer texture when cooked.
Golden color comes from bran layer being forced into the kernel during the parboil process.
It is not precooked; follow cooking directions on package.
Thai Jasmine RICE
Jasmine rice is originally from Thailand and is commonly used in Southeast Asian cooking. This is a long grain
variety of rice that has a subtle floral aroma and a soft, sticky texture when cooked. The grains are also shorter and thicker than basmati rice. Before cooking it’s important to wash the rice to remove any dust and excess starch. Jasmine rice is traditionally cooked by steaming or using the absorption method, which simply means the it’s cooked in a measured amount of water which is completely absorbed by the rice.
Although this sticky rice is perfect with Oriental food, it is also ideal with all savoury dishes and makes an excellent rice pudding. Cold cooked Fragrant Jasmine is wonderful to use as fried rice – the lightly sticky grains separate when re-heated.