raw flattened rice
I just found white and brown raw flattened rice at my local bangladeshi grocer. Has anyone used this before? A number of recipes I'm finding seem naturally raw (adding warm water/milk (almond)) but I'm new to raw and was hoping to benefit from others experiences.
I've never used it myself, but I've seen Indian recipes that use it uncooked. You just add whatever liquid you want and use it like you would cooked rice. Here's a recipe I found to give you an idea:
Flattened Rice (aval/poha) With Coconut and Jaggery (unrefined sugar)
Flattened rice - 5 cups
Coconut - 1 cup
Grated jaggery - 2 cups (or to taste - I like it sweeter)
Milk (I used it at room temperature) - 2 cups
Cardamom (optional) - 2, powdered
1. Mix the flattened rice with the jaggery until it has blended well. Now mix in the coconut.
2. Add the milk a few spoonfuls at a time and mix well. Using your hands yields best results :)
3. Finally, mix in the cardamom.
If you like it a bit soggy and soft, use warm milk and leave aside for 10-15 mins before serving. This is an easily digestible, healthy snack and can be made in no time.
P.S. are you sure the rice you have is raw? I read that most flattened rice is parboiled before it is flattened.
not positive on if it is for sure raw - which is the other reason i haven't bought it / was hoping to hear from others. the wiki / info online seemed to imply raw but i'm unsure and there isn't much writing on the package and what is in writing i can't read the language. hmmm i don't really miss or like rice, but figured it would be a new ingredient to try if it was raw