Basmati rice is a type of long-grain, fragrant rice grown in India and Pakistan. Rice is a staple food in many countries and is low in fat and fairly high in protein.
A cup of cooked, white basmati rice contains 205 calories, 0.44 grams of fat, 44.5 grams of carbohydrates and 4.2 grams of protein according to the nutrition website Truestar Health.
A cup of basmati rice also contains 1.9 milligrams of iron and is a good source of selenium, thiamine and niacin according to Truestar Health.
White basmati rice has a glycemic index of 58, according to the website Diabetes Net.
Basmati is available as brown or white rice. According to World’s Healthiest Foods website, brown rice is healthier than white because the process of refining rice and turning it white removes nutrients.
While white basmati rice contains less than 1 gram of fiber, brown rice contains more than 3 grams, according to the World’s Healthiest Foods.