In the province of west Punjab, the delta of Rivers Ravi and Chenab has been gifted by nature with special alluvial clayey soil which irrigated by perennial waters of these rivers nurtured by monsoons, gives birth to the finest Basmati Rice. With its aroma, elongation and fluffiness upon cooking, it is in this delta that Basmati Rice is grown for centuries, which is not only the folklore of Punjab but also is the heritage of Pakistan. All Basmati varieties being grown here have long slender grains, pleasant aroma, linear elongation of twice of its grain size and soft dry fluffy texture upon cooking. In Pakistan Basmati Rice varieties are classified into the following two main categories:-

All Basmati varieties being grown here have long slender grains, pleasant aroma, linear elongation of twice of its grain size and soft dry fluffy texture upon cooking. In Pakistan Basmati Rice varieties are classified into the following two main categories:-

Extra Long Grain Basmati Varieties

These are the commercially top of the line Basmati varieties, having an average grain length of 7.15 mm – 7.20 mm. Super Basmati Rice is known to be the ‘King-of-Rice’ and is popularly associated with this part of the world. It has all the Basmati characteristics and good cooking is achieved even with fresh crop. It has become very popular in the European Union as well as in the Middle East without any doubt. It is the leading Basmati variety of Pakistan today.

In recent years, a new variety called Kainat-1121 was introduced to the farmers. This is the off-shoot of Basmati variety having an average grain length of 8.30 mm – 8.35 mm. This variety is fast becoming popular in the Middle East and beyond due to its unique length, linear elongation and overall outstanding cooking results.

Long Grain Basmati Varieties

These are the commercially second best varieties after Extra Long Grain Varieties and have an average grain length from 6.60 mm – 6.80 mm. At present PK-386 Rice is the most commonly grown variety here and possesses all the inherent characteristics of Basmati Rice mentioned above. With aging it attains the same linear elongation and aroma as Super Basmati and is much affordable viz. a viz. Super Basmati.


AL-QADIR Rice Mills first established a 10 MT/Hour most modern and highly sophisticated milling plant in 2019 and later on added a 5 MT/Hour reprocessing plant. The machinery for both the plants was supplied by Buhler GbmH of W. Germany. The Project is spread over 35 acres of land with Millhouse, Godowns, Office Blocks and Water Turbines.


Packaging innovation has been and continues to be one of the principal drivers of category growth. We at AL-QADIR Rice Mills  have employed most modern machinery and techniques for packaging rice in both traditional and modern materials. Some of the most sort-after materials include;

* Bleach Jute                                                * Hessian Jute
* Non-Woven                                               * Cotton
* Denier                                                         * Polythene
* Poly Propylene                                          * Card Box
* Layered Aluminum                                  * Foil

The above materials are consumed in varying forms whereby modification in printing colors, zippers, handles, master bags and carton boxes is attained as per the buyer’s needs.


On arrival at the mill gate, samples are drawn from each and every bag by trained samplers. After going through a preliminary check of quality by our highly experienced paddy selectors, the selected samples are sent to our Quality Assurance Laboratory for detailed testing and analysis.

Husking :- Before sending the paddy for milling it is once again cleaned in the mill house to ensure total elimination of any leftover impurities. To avoid breakage and damage to the delicate basmati grains, Rubber Roll Hullers are employed in stages to separate brown rice from husk. The leftover paddy grains in the brown rice are separated by table separators and brown rice is further screened by special width graders to remove unhealthy shriveled and green grains. Brown rice is then subjected to the polishing operation.

Polishing :- AL-QADIR Rice employs three different sets of the most sophisticated polishing machines in stages to attain any degree of polishing and silkiness as desired by our valued customers.

Grading :- The polished rice are passed through Sifters and series of Length Graders to separate small, medium and large broken rice from the head rice which are collected in separate bins through Auto Scales indicating the weight of each by-product being produced.

Sorting :- Finally the double polished, silky head rice is then led into three color sorting machines to remove all damaged, yellow and discolored grains. The export quality sorted rice is first collected in totally enclosed rice bins and is packed into bags through an automatic Gross Weigher for dispatches.

Monitoring :- AL-QADIR Rice plant has a fully Computerized Monitoring System (PLC) and latest MYAF Yield System, which indicates minute-to-minute information about degree of polishing and yields of head rice, brokens, by-products, bran, husk and impurities on monitor screens enabling our engineers to have absolute control over the quality of rice being produced.


“We will always adhere to quality, fulfill our commitments and satisfy our customers under all circumstances at all costs.”

AL-QADIR Rice Mills has a very well defined Quality Assurance Management System, which is the backbone of its rice milling operation. In order to implement quality assurance, AL-QADIR Rice Mills has a well-equipped Quality Assurance Lab managed by experts. Throughout the milling and processing operation starting from the feeding-in of rough paddy up to the packaging, samples are drawn and tested by analysts after defined intervals. All the test records are well maintained, which are periodically scrutinized by internal and external audit teams on regular intervals to ensure the best of quality.