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Here is a short snippet of what happens to the leftover rice (which can actually be used as fermented rice) in the majority of the households today: 

A family of five cooks a kilogram of rice for lunch. Leftover rice is all over their plates and in the pot, which then gets wasted. At the end of the day, the family throws away a plastic bag full of the wasted rice.

Most households usually tend to throw the leftover rice which can be put to such great use. You must be wondering what else must one even be doing with all that rice afterall?

Let us answer that for you — Ferment that rice because of its varied health benefits and the yummiest of the recipes that you can try with it to shake your taste buds!  

What is Fermented Rice

To put it simply, Fermented rice is just an enhanced and a healthier version of the normal rice that you may be currently consuming. 

In the process of rice fermentation, the rice sits soaked in water overnight and the lactic acid bacteria tends to break down the anti-nutritional factors in the rice, resulting in a multi fold increase in the bioavailability of micronutrients and minerals such as iron, potassium and calcium. 

You will be shocked to know how beneficial this form of rice can be for you! 

What are the Health Benefits of Fermented Rice?

  • It Serves as a Power Pack of More Nutrition than Regular Rice 

Isn’t that dream come true? How you can now eat rice and not worry about a thing! 

Yes, fermentation increases the nutritional content of rice. You’ll be amazed to know that this processed rice (roughly after sitting in water for 12 hours) gives you 21 times more iron content, and a higher vitamin B12 concentration. Not just that, studies showed that after fermentation of 100 gms of rice, its iron content changed from 3.4 mg to 73.91mg. Just let that sink in.. 

  • It Serves as a Remedy for Many Health Problems  

Fatigue ✓ Ulcer ✓ Constipation ✓ High Blood Pressure ✓

It is a one stop solution for a variety of health problems. It is rich in vitamin B12 which prevents fatigue. It is light on the stomach, and rich in Vitamin B, which can cure ulcers.

It is a natural laxative in itself and eases out the bowel movements, thus keeping away constipation. Along with that, the potassium in this rice also brings down blood pressure. 

  • It Works Well For Lactating Mothers 

So for all the new mommies out there, no more trouble for you. Many new breastfeeding mommies complain of low milk secretion. This rice works wonderfully for lactating mothers as it helps secrete more milk and makes for a good source of lactic acid.

  • Works as an Immunity Booster 

In this mayhem, whether you wish to boost your immunity as a preventative measure against COVID -19 or looking for ways to develop an adequate immune response through your diet intake — Here’s a solution for you. 

Eat Fermented rice because it is great to keep your gut health in check. The good bacteria of your gut then aids in easing out digestion and absorption process, develops metabolites like short-chain fatty acids, also known as butyrate, which have a beneficial effect on the epithelial lining of your gastrointestinal tract as well as improves the immunity so that your body can battle and win against any germs or diseases. 

How to prepare Fermented Rice Recipe with 0 effort?

Are you tired of eating the usual boring breakfast menu that you have been stuck to since years now? Wish to try out something new but do not wish to put in that extra mile for a gourmet breakfast? 

We totally understand you and we’ve got your back – Sometimes simple is just simply better. 

We’re about to blow your mind with everything from über-easy recipes that you can whip up in just minutes. Preparing this is no rocket science. It is probably one of the easiest yet the healthiest recipes you would be in awe of. 

Whether you want a healthy munching meal for your breakfast or just want to give into those cravings with a hearty dose of rice, this easy to make fermented rice recipe can fulfill all your desires.

Here’s how you can go about it in just a few simple steps. 

Step 1: Take 1 cup of leftover Irha Rice from your lunch – Soak it in water again in an earthen clay pot. (Leave it overnight at room temperature) 

Step 2: In the morning, you will get fermented rice, to which you can add some salt to rock as per your taste and mix it well. 

Step 3: Take out the rice from the pot, put it in a bowl and mash the rice. To that, add 1/4th cup yogurt and the leftover fermented water from your clay pot. Mix it all well. 

Step 4: To that mixture, add 1 chopped green chilli and some chopped shallots.  

Step 5: Chop chop! Get ready to eat. 

Voila! 

You have made yourself a powerhouse breakfast that is not just yummy but packed with fiber and full of nutrients that your body needs to kickstart the day.

Did you know that at Irha Rice Farms, we grow different varieties of rice? Each one brings something different to the table—from different grain sizes to different colors! 

For this tasty rice recipe, you can check out the varying varieties that we offer and buy Irha Rice

that caters to your needs. Our rice is not just rich in nutrients but is 100% pure and natural, which would be an add on to the flavor of your recipe. 

C’mon now, go on and get on to fueling your body with this healthy and nutrient-dense fermented rice recipe before it’s time for your next meal!