7 benefits of Kuthiraivali rice

Kuthiraivali is called Jhangora in Hindi, Barnyard Millet in English, Kodisama in Telugu, Bhagar in Marathi.

The following are the seven benefits of eating Kuthiraivali rice

  1. Increases the strength of muscles due to its higher protein content.
  2. Regulates the glucose levels in blood due to its high glycemic index.
  3. Helps to fight against anemia as it has high iron content.
  4. Helps in controlling bowl movement due to its higher fiber content.
  5. Improves the strength of bones due to its higher calcium content.
  6. Is very low in fat and calories than regular rice and thus helps to in weight loss.
  7. Provides a nice does of phosphorus to the body that helps in building strong bones.

The following is the nutrition present in 100 gms of Kuthiraivali rice

  • Carbohydrates : 65 gms
  • Protein : 7 gms
  • Fiber : 9 gms
  • Calcium : 20 m gms
  • Iron : 5 m gms
  • Phosphorus : 280 m gms


The following is the best way to prepare Kuthiraivali rice

Kuthiraivali rice cooks very easily.

  • Just soak the rice in the water for 10 minutes.
  • Place in cooker and cook for 10 to 15 minutes on medium heat.

The rice can be had with sambar or other traditional dishes.