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Rice in Human Nutrition
 
Rice is one of the most consumed grains on the planet. In fact, half of our planet's population actually depends on it for survival. With approximately 200 calories per cup serving, it is free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Rice is easily digestible, making it suitable for all ages and individuals with sensitive digestive systems, and its naturally mild flavour is a suitable complement to many dishes.
 

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Jul

Ready to Eat Rice/ Soaked Rice:

 Kumol saul, a rice from Assam can be eaten without cooking. It is soaked in water for 15 minutes till it is soft and fluffy. It is then eaten mixed with milk, / yogurt & jaggery / sugar.

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Jul

Fermented rice:

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Jul

Stir fried rice:

Cooked rice is stir fried with a variety of additives and the much loved varieties are: lemon rice, coconut rice, mango rice ghee rice jeera rice, tamarind rice palak rice etc. Depending on the taste and availability and a little of one’s imagination a number of variations could be tried to add variety to the meals.

12
Jul

Rice Gruel (Conjee):

 Rice , whole grain/broken is cooked with excess water into a soup like consistency. It serves as a very good convalescence and baby food. Sample Recipe: To one cup of rice add six cups of water. Add to pressure cooker, close lid and cook for a longer time than normal rice. Add seasoning to taste and it could also be eaten with curry.

12
Jul

Pulao / Biryani:

12
Jul

Khichidi / Pongal:

 Rice is cooked with green gram, and other 

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14
Jul

Idli

 Idli is a very traditional breakfast item in South India made from rice and black gram (lentil)   batter and by steaming method eaten preferably with chutney / sambhar and of course children love to eat it with ketchup.

 

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14
Jul

Iddiapam

 Iddiapam-

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14
Jul

Dosa

 Dosa is a thin crispy breakfast dish made from fermented batter of rice andblack gram( lentils). It is one of the most frequently made breakfast dishes in South Indain homes eaten along with chutney and sambhar. The vriations could be a masala dosa with loads of onions and potatoes.

 

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19
Jul

Neer Dosa

 A Neer Dosa, made out of rice and grated coconut,is unique to the region of Dakshin Kannada and Udipi district. The dish is named so, as the batter is watery.It is served with chutney or sambhar and for  those having a sweet tooth could be served with jaggery mixed with grated coconut.

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