Thailand’s Hom Mali rice has claimed the World’s Best Rice Award for the second consecutive, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on December 14, 2021.

Hom Mali 105 rice, which is grown in the Northeast of Thailand was awarded the world’s best rice this year. It is the seventh time that Thai rice has won the award. This year, eleven types of rice from six countries — Thailand, the US, China, India, Vietnam and Myanmar — were nominated.

The Commerce Minister said the award would help strengthen the confidence of international consumers in the quality of Thai rice. It is expected that rice exports in 2021 will exceed the target of six million tonnes.