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Surti Kolam rice, a tasty delight

Offering a pleasant aroma and rich taste, Surti Kolam rice is among the famous varieties in Gujrat. It is enriched with vitamins, starch, carbohydrates, proteins and other nutritional contents. Here, we reveal more on what makes this variant worth consuming.

Setting it apart

Surti Kolam rice is greatly admired for its pristine, soft, non-sticky texture and taste. When cooked, it releases a distinctive floral aroma akin to Basmati but milder. The grains are medium-to short in size and easily absorbed in the body.

Cultivation and consumption

Cultivated in Maharashtra, Gujrat and Andhra Pradesh, the Surti Kolam rice has gained the repute of being nutritive rice due to its high protein and carbohydrate content. It has a longer shelf life and is highly valued amongst the Gujaratis who consume it on a daily basis.

Characteristics

The most distinctive feature of this rice is that when cooked, the grains become tender and chewable. It is as an ideal alternative to the Basmati rice and can be enjoyed as an everyday substitute.

Healthwise

While considered to be relatively low in calories, this rice has a high Glycemic Index. Those who are looking for a low GI option can select something like Red Matta Rice.

Dishes

Two major rice delicacies that can be prepared with Surti Kolam rice are:

Vaghreli Khichdi (Parsi Dish)
Akhni Pulao

Calories in Surti Kolam rice (for 1/4th cup)

Calories 160 Sodium 13 mg
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 34 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
Trans 0 g Protein 5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg  
Protein 5 g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Source of nutrition chart: myfitnesspal.com

Cook with this rice and enjoy its taste and non-sticky texture!

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