Kattuyanam rice / Red rice is a traditional variety of rice that is grown in South India, it grows very tall that can even hide an elephant. The rice can be used to make idlies, dosas and many other edibles. This rice helps in the healthy functioning of the heart and helps in good digestion.
This rice is called the “Rice for the diabetic people” as no matter how much quantity you have, the rice will not increase your blood sugar level. Kattuyanam rice also prevents stomach problems. It is rich in folic acid and great for digestion and also a big cure for intestinal diseases. Rich in minerals, this rice helps in the healthy functioning of the heart and keeps all the body organs healthy. It prevents bad cholesterol in the body. It is said that this rice helps in getting quality sleep.
Please soak this rice for at least 12 hours before cooking. If it is cooked in pressure cooker, then leave for 6 to 8 whistles. Please make sure that the cooker has enough water. Soaking water should be pure water and not salty water. Mixing: Please do not mix red rice varieties with black rice varieties. Red rice should be mixed with other red rice varieties and black rice should be mixed with other black rice varieties. If one would like to mix white rice with coloured rice, please mix in the ratio of 1/3 as white rice and 2/3 as coloured rice. Lab test: Health benefits (imprecise): It is also called as “the enemy of diabetes” helps to control diabetics it is very good for heart health it is rich in minerals usually people used to consume kasayam made out of this rice bran and it is an incredible grain to make idli and dosa.