Kenya Pishori is an aromatic and popular local rice variety especially for household consumption amongst the middle class in Kenya and in Nairobi in particular, and therefore prone to numerous market tricks like mixing the rice with cheaper varieties in order to earn more from the valued variety.
Kenya Pishori Rice goes at KSh 136 per kg in retail, and at KSh 128 at wholesale. It sold at KSh 6,400 for a 50kg bag. The Ministry of Agriculture does not report the market price.
Sindano or Biryani Rice is a popular, non-aromatic, imported rice variety consumed especially in budget-conscious households. When cooked the rice separates easily; another reason for its popularity. Being a popular rice it has also become prone to being mixed with other cheaper variety, so it is advisable to procure this rice from trusted rice vendors.
Sindano or Biryani Rice goes at KSh 88 per kilogram, it goes on wholesale price at KSh 76 per kilogram and at KSh 1, 950 per 25 kg bag.
Basmati 5-Star is a non-aromatic and imported popular rice variety especially for the low income households, and schools.
The rice is popular for its pocket friendly price and is currently retailing at KSh 78 per kilogram, it goes on wholesale at the price of Kshs72 per kilogram and Kshs1, 800 per 25-kilogram bag.
Brown rice is an aromatic rice variety, and is high in fiber and highly recommended for diabetic individuals or anyone on a high fiber diet. Brown rice is retailing at KSh 148 per kilogram and KSh 140 on wholesale. A 50-Kilogram bag is currently selling at KSh 7, 000.