While Basmati Rice may be consumed in moderation, it has been linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. This rice fiber is soluble, which means it increases weight and aids in the movement of waste through the digestive tract. It is very aromatic and safe to use. The fiber in Basmati Rice breaks down slowly in the body, making you feel content for longer and allowing you to eat less throughout the day. This rice is very effective and economical.