Hey guys , welcome back to my channel .
And today I'm sharing how to cook Kerala Mata rice in a clay pot .
Clay is alkaline in nature .
And when you cook food in clay pots , it neutralizes the ph balance of food and hence acts as a natural detox .
Also , the mud contains all the possible vitamins .
Even vitamin B 12 , cooking in clay pots retains all the nutrients of the food .
Hence , food is much tastier and healthier .
Kerala Mata rice also known as rose mata rice is grown in the fields of plea district of Kerala .
Hence the rice is also known as Pard and Mata rice .
Kerala Mata rice has less calories than white rice .
It is rich in fiber .
It has vitamin A and B and is also rich in vitamin B six .
And cooking in clay pots helps to retain all the nutrients .
Mata rice takes a slightly longer time to cook than white rice .
So today I'm sharing my way of cooking mata rice .
So let's get started with the recipe .
This is how Carla Mata rice looks like .
It has red specks on the rice , which is actually the brand though these days , you can get a fully polished rice .
I personally prefer this one over the fully polished rice .
So what I have done is I measured one cup of mata rice into my clay pot and I'm now going to rinse and wash the rice for about 3 to 4 times .
And once the rice is washed and rinsed , well , fill the pot with water .
And guys I have already shared from where I buy clay pots and how I season them links will be updated below this video .
So please do check it out .
Now , keep this over the flame and once it starts to boil , reduce the flame and let it cook on low flame for about 10 to 15 minutes .
After 15 minutes , you can see that the rice has started to cook , but it is not fully cooked .
And now I'm covering it with a plate and I'm keeping something heavy like a dosa tower or a cast iron pan like the one I'm using and then turn off the flame and keep it like this for about 30 to 35 minutes .
What I generally do is I do this process by around 11 , 11 30 AM .
So that by lunchtime rice is ready .
Half an hour later , you can see that the rice has cooked well and also has swelled up and absorbed the water .
So I'm adding in some more water and I'm giving it a stir .
I'll just show you how well the rice has cooked .
Now I'm gonna turn on the flame and once it starts to boil , cover it with the lid and strain the rice carefully as I'm showing in the video , keep it like this for about 5 to 10 minutes so that the water is completely drained off and then you can serve the rice .
So guys do try this method and let me know how this turned out .
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