India Gate Surti Kolam Rice.
Surti Kolam is a medium-size rice grain variety. It is most popular in the Gujarat region of India where it is used as everyday rice. It is a milder flavor and aroma than traditional Basmati Rice. Surti Kolam rice grains are short, soft and easily digestable. Imparts a distinct floral aroma when cooked.
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.
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.
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.
Two major rice delicacies that can be prepared with Surti Kolam rice are:
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