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What is Flattened Rice? Uses and Health Benefits of Flattened Rice

Flattened rice, also called beaten rice is dehusked rice which is flattened into light, dry flat flakes. These flakes of rice swell when liquid like water or milk is added to it, either hot or cold. This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across Nepal, Bangladesh and India. It is normally used to prepare snacks and light fast foods. It can be eaten raw by adding water or milk to it, with an addition of salt or sugar. It can also be fried in light oil along with nuts and other spices. As it is low in sodium, fat and cholesterol; it is beneficial to control blood pressure and lower the risk of heart diseases.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 07:43


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