Matta Rice Versus Red Rice

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  1. Saahasi

    Saahasi Silver IL'ite

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    Hello Friends..
    Could someone plz explain the difference between red rice and matta rice? I believe red rice is unpolished, matta rice looks similar to red rice but is it completely unpolished too, or is it single polished/semi-polished variety of red rice?
     
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    Red rice is also known as Oryza longistaminata, Matta rice, Palakkadan Matta rice and Rakthashali in Ayurveda. It has an eye-grabbing color due to an antioxidant called anthocyanin. It can be partially or fully covered with husk. Red rice can be seen in weedy, wild and cultivated types.
    In tamil nadu we make RED RICE pongal. Matta rice takes looong time to cook but very good for health. Red rice takes normal cooking time. When kids are sick, we give red rice kanji because its easy to digest and it maintains the water level in our body
     
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