PK - 386 RICE This Rice has 2 different varieties in our local language, Red PK-386 and White PK-386 in shape of paddy appearance. This variety has no aroma and flavor that is why it come under category of non Basmati rice. Red paddy of PK-386 after cooking elongation is also similar to Basmati – 385 but white paddy Pk-386 white is not good in cooking. This variety is used to mix with Super Basmati/Basmati to reduce the prices of Basmati rice. Parboiled / sela of this variety is also prepared. Average Length - 6.30 to 7.10 mm Width - 1.50 mm to 1.60 mm Color - White. Irri-9 Rice The word IRRI is abbreviation of International Rice Research Institute head office in Philippines. In 1980 Pakistan breeders by improving / crossing Irri-6 with Basmati rice has evolved Irri-9. In Pakistan different types of Irri-9 are grown in Punjab and in Sindh. Elongation ratio is about 1.25. This variety gives no aroma and on cooking thickness remains in grains. Parboiled / sela of this quality is also made in sizeable quantity and exporting to Africa, Saudi Arabia from last few years. Average Length - 6.50 to 7.00 mm Width - 1.62 mm to 1.78 mm L/W Ratio - 4.36 Color - White.