HMT Kolam rice, a rich and aromatic delight

As a staple, HMT Kolam rice forms an indispensable part in the historical feasting customs of our country. This is a very popular variety and is mostly used as an everyday alternative to Basmati rice as it offers the same mouth-feel and taste. Here, we dwell deeper into what makes this white wonder so special.

Setting it apart:

This nature’s goodness is widely enjoyed and appreciated for its pleasing aroma and rich taste. It also comes in a texture that is smooth. The staple’s high nutrition value makes it a favoured choice among the rice eaters.

Cultivation and production:

After being cultivated, the paddy of this rice is further processed to obtain different varieties. Each of these variants has their own distinct flavour and fragrance. What’s more, the rice is usually cultivated organically without the use of any chemicals or pesticides, thus making the process hygienic. Overall a healthier option!

Characteristics of HTM Kolam:

The essential aspects of this rice are:

  • Rich in taste
  • Distinctive aroma
  • Ideal for making rice porridges
  • Easily digestible
  • Light in weight

Nutritive value of HMT Kolam rice

HMT Kolam rice is short grain rice that is great for daily meals, as an accompaniment to curries or cooked as dal khichdi.

The best part is its low glycemic index, which again makes it suitable for diabetics to consume. Though we would still urge you to seek your doctor’s go-ahead if you are suffering from any kind of health ailment.

Calories 180 Sodium 0 mg
Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 42 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dishes that can be cooked with HMT Kolam rice

The HMT Kolam rice is a staple which can be used to cook various dishes. Some of which are mentioned below:

Fried rice
Steamed spice rice
Regular steamed rice
Jeera rice
Preparing dosa and idli batter
Rice porridge

Cooking time and method of HM Kolam rice

Quantity 1 cup 1 CUP
Water 1.5 to 2 cups 1.5 to 2 cups
Ratio of rice and water 1:1.5 or 1:2 1:1.5 or 1:2
Cooking time 3-4 whistles, 10-15 Minutes 9 minutes on high temperature
Results Perfectly cooked rice Perfectly cooked rice in no time

 So go ahead and enjoy the rich taste of this rice variant!

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