Rice Processing


Al Wahab Rice Mills Located in the heart of Basmati rice Region (Kamoki) in Punjab, Pakistan. This area is known worldwide for its traditions and rich harvest paddy of basmati.

Al Wahab Rice Mills represents a modern and sophisticated rice mill. It has state of the art processing facilities, which include paddy drying and cleaning, husking, pre-cleaning, de-stoning, single/double polishing, silky polishing (mist polishing), width grading, length grading and the latest color sorting.

With strict quality control in the production process, our quality assurance program (QAP) starts from the selection and procurement of the finest quality raw paddy. We select the best farmers in the finest rice growing areas of Punjab for the best raw paddy.

Our export quality rice is produced at our modern plant. Before presenting the product to our customer, it goes through stringent quality control tests at our mill. By qualified experts who have been involved with rice for over two decades. The lab tests ensure the uniformity in whiteness degree, moisture content, average grain length (AGL), broken percentage, and color.

Stringent quality control demands for extensive planning. Our grading system comprises of four graders installed in two different stages of a processing plant, which ensures uniformity in grain length, color, and also limits the broken percentage so that our buyers have the best end product.

Al Wahab Rice Mills offers the following types of Rice:

Basmati , Non-Basmati , Long Grain, Round Rice

 


Procurement:

Al Wahab Rice Mills buys paddy directly from the farmers on pre-announced specifications. Apart from prompt payments Al Wahab Rice Mills also offers to the farmers a premium over the prevailing market prices for adherence to Al Wahab Rice Mills specifications.

Selection of paddy is a process where a rice mill needs to devote most of its energies, expertise and time. Quality of final product largely depends upon the paddy procured. Many rice mills avoid to indulge in such a laborious process and purchase semi-processed rice from brokers instead of paddy from farmers. Unfortunately, this cannot be done without compromising on quality.

On arrival at the Mill Gate, samples are drawn from each & every bag by trained samplers. After going through a Preliminary Test Check of quality by our highly experienced Paddy Selectors, the selected samples are sent to our Quality Assurance Laboratory, for detailed testing & analysis.


A- Drying:

Drying reduces grain moisture content to a safe level for storage. It is the most critical operation after harvesting a rice crop.


B- Parboiling:

Parboiled rice is rice that has been boiled in the husk. Parboiling makes rice easier to process , improves its nutritional profile, and changes its texture. Parboiling rice drives nutrients, especially thiamine, from the bran into the grain, so that parboiled white rice is nutritionally similar to brown rice. The process of parboiling itself, however, is more than two thousand years old and believed to have originated in the Persian Gulf.


Milling:

Milling is a crucial step in post-production of rice. The basic objective of a rice milling system is to remove the husk and the bran layers, and produce an edible, white rice kernel that is sufficiently milled and free of impurities.


Processing:

Milling Starts with the cleaning of rice. This is a multi-step process where foreign material like straws, mud balls, dust , threads, stones, paddy and metal particles are removed from the rice.

High Performance recleaners and classifiers are used to achieve great accuracy in feeding a purified rice to the later processes.


Polishing:

Al Wahab Traders employs three different sets of most sophisticated polishing machines namely vertical abrasive polishers (DSRDs), silky (wet) polishers (BSPCs) & dry friction polishers (DSRLs), in stages to attain any degree of polishing & silkiness as desired by our valued customers. Our latest DSRS whiteness controllers are installed in the polishing lines to indicate degree of polishing of rice being processed to enable our millers to exercise proper control over milling operation in line with our customer’s requirement.


Grading:

Double polished/silky rice is than passed through our latest Plan Sifters and series of Length Graders (Indented Cylinders) to separate small, medium & large broken 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 than led into three color sorting Machines to remove all damaged yellow & discolored grain. The Export Quality Sorted
Rice is first collected in totally enclosed Rice Bins & is packed into bags through our automatic Gross Weighter for dispatches to our valued customers.


Monitoring:

Al Wahab Plant has a fully Computerized Monitoring System (PLC) and latest MYAF Yield System, which indicates minute to minute information about degree of polishing & Yields of Head Rice, Broken, By-Products, Bran, Husk & Impurities on Monitor Screens enabling our engineers & Millers to have absolute control over the quality of rice being produced in our Mill.