Proso Millet Rice
[Also called: Variga (Telugu), Baragu (Kannada), Pani Varagu (Tamil), Chena (Hindi)]
Proso Millet Rice can be used to prepare everything that one makes with paddy rice - all the biryanis, pulavs, mixed rices, etc.
Rice is obtained by milling the seed to remove the husk. During this process, we take care that the bran is not removed so we get unpolished, whole grain rice. The bran contains vital nutrients which is essential for the wellbeing of our body.
Add more water while cooking if you are making dishes that are 'runny' and less when you are cooking dishes which need to be 'fluffed'
About Proso Millet
Proso is very rich in protein and niacin (Vitamin B3). Traditionally, proso has been highly regarded as recuperative food, especially post pregnency or illness.
It is highly recommended for preparing pongal (both and spicy and sweet) and payasam. Cooking time for Proso is a little more than paddy rice.
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