Red Rice Flakes (Poha)
100% natural without additives
100% plant based
Contains dietary fiber
Suitable for vegetarian food
Red rice flakes, also known as 'poha' or 'chivda', are thin and airy flakes obtained by pressing puffed rice. They have a characteristic red color and a crunchy texture.
Red rice flakes are commonly used in Indian cuisine for making various dishes. They can be soaked and used as a base for breakfast dishes such as poha (spiced rice flakes), or roasted and flavored as a crunchy snack called chivda.
Red rice flakes are easily digestible and a source of dietary fibre. They can be flavored with different spices and vegetables, making them a delicious and healthy addition to your meals.
Red rice flakes provide a convenient way to quickly and easily prepare a nutritious dish and are a popular choice for those looking for an alternative to traditional breakfast cereals.
Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy value/Calories: 1678.9 kJ/ 401 kcal
Fat: 7 g
Of which saturated: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 78 g
Of which sugars: 1 g
Fiber: 6 g
Protein: 6.5 g
Salt: 0.48 g
Sodium: 191 mg
This product is gluten-free.
This product is packaged and/or stored in a company that also processes products containing nuts, peanuts, mustard, celery, sesame, shellfish, soy, sulphites, fish and molluscs. Despite all precautions, it is possible that this product contains traces of these allergens.
Store in a cool, dark and dry place. After opening, transfer contents to an airtight container.
Here is a simple preparation method for red rice flakes:
- Measure out the desired amount of red rice flakes. The ratio of rice flakes to water is usually 1:2, so if you use 1 cup of red rice flakes, for example, add 2 cups of water.
- Rinse the red rice flakes under cold water to remove any dust or impurities.
- Bring the water to a boil in a pan.
- Add the red rice flakes to the boiling water and stir well.
- Lower the heat and cover the pan with a lid.
- Let the red rice flakes simmer over low heat until all the water has been absorbed. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes, but the exact cooking time may vary depending on the size of the flakes.
- Check if the red rice flakes are soft. If they are still firm, add some extra water and let them simmer longer.
- If you want, you can add some salt to taste during cooking.
- Once the red rice flakes are cooked and all the water has been absorbed, remove the pan from the heat.
- Let the red rice flakes rest for a few minutes with the lid on the pan, so that the steam can escape and the rice flakes can set.
- Fluff the rice flakes gently with a fork before serving. This helps to prevent lumps.
- The red rice flakes are now ready to be served as a side dish or as a base for other dishes. Enjoy it!
Red rice flakes can be used in various ways in various dishes. Here are some popular uses of red rice flakes:
- Fried Rice: Use red rice flakes as a base for a tasty fried rice dish. Add vegetables, meat, shrimp or tofu along with some soy sauce, garlic and other spices to taste. Stir fry everything together until well cooked.
- Rice porridge: Make a delicious rice porridge with red rice flakes. Boil the flakes with milk (or vegetable milk), add sugar or sweetener and simmer until the rice is soft and creamy. Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon or fruit of your choice.
- Salads: Add cooked red rice flakes to salads for added texture and flavor. Combine them with fresh vegetables, such as cucumber, tomato, bell pepper and leafy greens. Season with a vinaigrette or dressing of your choice.
- Rice Noodles: Grind red rice flakes into flour and use it to make homemade rice noodles. Mix the flour with water to form a smooth dough, roll it out and cut it into thin strips. Boil the noodles briefly until tender and serve with your favorite sauce or broth.
- Desserts: Use red rice flakes in sweet desserts, such as rice cake, pudding or mochi. Combine the cooked flakes with coconut milk, sugar and other seasonings of your choice. Shape them into balls, cakes or other shapes and serve as a delicious treat.
The beauty of red rice flakes is that they are versatile and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Experiment with different recipes and discover new ways to use red rice flakes in your kitchen.