Kala Jeera, the Prince of Rice, is an ancient long grain white rice on a miniature scale - like baby Basmati. It cooks in only ten minutes, producing a delicate aroma, taste and texture. Grown in Bangladesh, Kala Jeera (also spelled Kalijira) is usually reserved for special holidays and religious festivals. Today, you can enjoy this exotic rice every day or as an alternative to Basmati, especially in making pilaf. We regard it as one of the best tiny, aromatic rices in the world.