Afghanistan, being inhabited for at least the last 50,000 -years is believed to be the first farming community in the world. Being a land-locked country, cooks rely on locally grown Basmati Rice (explained below), meats, freshwater fish, vegetables, dried peas, beans, fresh fruits, yogurt, noodles, rice, and a distinctive palette of mildly used seasonings relative to its neighbors.
Rice plays a very important part in Afghan cooking, and Afghan's are very particular about the grain of rice they use. The best quality rice in Afghanistan is found in the south, particularly the province of Laghman. At Bamiyan we use the finest quality of imported rice. It is best described as a long grain and extremely aromatic rice.
Bamiyan uses the very best ingredients in it's cooking, including locally grown vegetables, and natural chicken, free of hormones and antibiotics.