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Parboiled Rice

Also Known As : Converted rice, Easy-cook rice, Ukda chawal


Usage Tips

  1. Parboiled rice can be used to make any rice dish. They can also be used to prepare khichdi.

Common names and forms

  1. Half cooked Rice
  2. Hand Pounded Parboiled Rice


Parboiled Rice are rice that have been partially boiled in the husk. It undergoes three basic steps, soaking, steaming and drying. Parboiling changes rice color to a light yellow or amber, which otherwise differs from the pale, white color of regular rice. It also reduces the stickiness of rice so they yield fluffy and separate kernels on cooking.

Health benefits

  • Parboiled Rice has low glycemic index that doesn't raise blood sugar level.(1)
  • It is a good source of vitamin B6 that helps to metabolize food into energy..(1)
  • It contains zinc that produce the cells that fight bacteria and infections, and makes immune system strong. (1)

Selection Guide

Look for the "use-by" date on the packaging of rice as they have the potential to become rancid if kept for long, owing to their high oil content.

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