White Rice Flakes (Poha)
100% natural without additives
100% plant based
Contains dietary fiber
Suitable for vegetarian food
White rice flakes, also known as 'poha' or 'chivda', are thin and airy flakes obtained by pressing puffed rice. They have a white color and a crunchy texture.
White 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.
White 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.
White 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: 460.5 kJ/ 110 kcal
Fat: 2.8 g
Of which saturated: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 18.8 g
Of which sugars: 0.5 g
Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 2.34 g
Salt: 0.5 g
Sodium: 201 mg
500 g, 1 kg.
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.
White rice flakes are already pre-cooked and have a short preparation time. Here is a simple preparation method for white rice flakes:
- Take the desired amount of white rice flakes that you want to prepare.
- Rinse the white rice flakes under running water to remove any dust or excess starch.
- Bring a pan of water to the boil. For every cup of white rice flakes, add about 1 ½ to 2 cups of water.
- Add the rinsed white rice flakes to the boiling water and stir gently to avoid lumps.
- Boil the white rice flakes for 2-3 minutes, or until soft and cooked through. Stir occasionally to prevent them from sticking together.
- Drain the cooked white rice flakes in a colander and rinse them briefly with cold water to stop the cooking process.
- The cooked white rice flakes are now ready to be used in various recipes.
Keep in mind that white rice flakes soften quickly and can overcook if cooked too long. That is why it is important to keep a close eye on the cooking time and not to overcook them.
The cooking time may vary depending on the thickness and size of the rice flakes, so it is advisable to follow the package directions for best results.
White rice flakes can be used in various ways in the kitchen. Here are some popular uses of white rice flakes:
- Breakfast cereal: White rice flakes can be used to make an easy and quick breakfast cereal. Soak the rice flakes in milk or yogurt and add some sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, and toppings such as fresh fruit, nuts or seeds. Let it stand for a few minutes so that the rice flakes soften and enjoy a nutritious breakfast.
- Upma: Upma is a popular South Indian dish usually prepared with semolina. However, you can also use white rice flakes to make a lighter and faster version of upma. Toast the rice flakes lightly in some oil or ghee and then add water, vegetables, spices and salt. Cook until the rice flakes are soft and the flavors are well absorbed.
- Snacks: White rice flakes can be used to make various snacks such as poha or murmura mix. Poha is a dish in which the rice flakes are soaked, seasoned with spices and baked with vegetables and possibly nuts. Murmura mix is a crunchy snack in which the rice flakes are mixed with herbs, nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
- Salads: White rice flakes can be an interesting addition to salads to provide texture and nutritional value. Add soaked and cooked rice flakes to a salad with fresh vegetables, herbs, dressing and possibly some protein sources such as chickpeas or boiled chicken. It gives an extra dimension to the salad and makes it more filling.
- Desserts: White rice flakes can be used in desserts, such as kheer (rice porridge) or payasam. Boil the rice flakes in milk with sugar, dried fruit, nuts and spices such as cardamom until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. Serve it hot or cold as a delicious dessert.
These suggestions are just a few examples of how you can use white rice flakes. Be creative and experiment with different recipes to adapt them to your taste and preferences.