I bought Kerala Matta rice from big bazaar in Bengaluru few months back. I googled how to cook and followed the method. Rice came out well and the taste was good. Without adding water it was good for next day too. I always soak the rice for 10 to 15 minutes and cook. For matta rice I soaked it for 1 hour.
Kerala Matta rice is also known as Rose matta rice, Palakkadan matta rice and Kerala red rice. It is a traditional variety of rice grown in Palakkad District of Kerala, India. It is different from brown rice. It is well known in Kerala, India and Sri Lanka. It is used for making idly, dosa, appam and plain rice. The grains are yellowish pink in colour to reddish brown in colour. Rose Matta Rice maintains a pink hue. Matta rice has a lengthy cooking process. But the rice has a nice flavor.
Matta rice is traditionally double cooked. The rice is washed and soaked from 1 hour or more than that. Then rice is drained and cooked with 4 to 8 parts of water till done.
Let us see how to cook Kerala Matta rice
Matta rice – 1 cup
Water – 6 to 8 cup
Rinse the rice two to three times and soak it for about one hour. Boil 6 cups of water in a vessel . Drain the water and add to the boiling water. When the rice began to boil sim the stove and cook till done. Drain the water and transfer into the serving bowl. Serve with our usual menu.
When the water is not sufficient to cook the rice, you can boil some water in another vessel and add.