10 Breeds of Thai Rice telling us Thailand’s a Great Kitchen

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Thailand is one of rice masters of the world. Breeding of agricultural products is one among missions of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and one of those is rice.

1000s of rice breeds have been bred for all the time to serve any kind of weather, soil and taste.

Rice Department of the Ministry has done very good job of all time in giving Thai people a lovely food with their own experimental fields across Thailand. No matter rice or sticky rice, it’s a very good chance for the people fed with good breeds of rice no matter when.

MThai English has grabbed 10 of great breeds of Thai rice with their names for you to witness. These are telling us Thailand’s a great kitchen, when parts of the country are doing well on the breeds fitting the areas.

Photo Courtesy of Rice Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

#1 Hahng Yi 71

Type: Sticky rice

Well grown in: Northeastern Thailand

Hang yi

 

#2 Peuak Nam 43

(Water Taro)

Type: Rice

Well grown in: Southern Thailand

puek nam

#3 Khao nio Leuam Pua

[meaning – Forget (of thinking about) her husband, when having this rice]

Type: Sticky rice

Well grown in: 400 – 800 m. above sea level

Forget the hubby

 

#4 Goo Meuang Luang

[meaning – Save the Capital (Bangkok)]

Type: Rice

Well grown in: Southern Thailand, along with Rubber planting

goo muang

#5 Nahng Pa-yah 132

(Queen, Female leader)

Type: Rice

Well grown in: Southern Thailand

Nang paya

#6 Jeg-cheuy

[the meaning can be both, a Chinese named Cheuy and an old fashioned/ none updated Chinese]

Type: Rice

Well grown in: Saraburi province and nearby areas

jek

#7 Khio-ngoo 8974

[Snake’s fangs]

Type: Sticky rice

Well grown in: Northern Thailand

Niaw Kiaw Ngoo8974_5 (1)

#8 Nam-roo

[The water in the hole]

Type: Rice

Well grown in: 1,000 – 1,400 m. above sea level

nam roo

#9 Khai Mod Rin

Type: Rice

Well grown in: Southern Thailand; Pak Panang basin, Nakhon Sri Thammarat and nearby areas.

kai mod

#10 Tapaokaeo

[A lead female character in a famous Thai tale, Krai-thong]

Type: Sticky rice

Well grown in: Central

tapaokaeo

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In the occasion of a royal ceremony,

Farmers blessed ceremony

,

Praratcha Pitee Charod Pra Nangkan Raeknakwan

, on

Monday, May 9th, 2016

, to celebrate the start of rice growing in the year.

pra ko
Duo of royal oxen, Pra Kho Perm (means more) and Pha Kho Poon (means left more, much more than needed)

Some of great rice breeds are offered and used in the ceremony; Pathumthani 1, Khao Dawg-Mali 105 (White Jasmine), Gaw-kaw 6, 41, 57, 61, Sang-yod Pathalung, Siw Mae Chan, Dawg Payawm, and Leuam Pua (Forget the husband)