Golden Sella Basmati Rice is a cultivar of basmati rice that has been parboiled or partially boiled while still in its husk and then milled. So Golden Sella is actually parboiled basmati rice. The rice turns pale yellow after parboiling hence the name ‘Golden‘. The first step involves the soaking and steaming under pressure of the paddy (rice in its husk is called paddy). The paddy is then dried before it undergoes the milling process. During the milling process the husk, bran and germ is removed. The process results in long slender shaped translucent grains with a soft golden or yellow colour and a firmer texture.