(Rosematta Rice, Palakkadan Matta Rice, Kerala Red Rice or Red Parboiled Rice)
Matta rice are known for its yellowish pink colour from being parboiled with the reddish out layers. Rose Matta Rice maintains the pink hue as well as its flavor on cooking.
Like all Parboiled rice, Red matta has a lengthy cook time and requires extra water. It is traditionally double cooked.
The rice is washed in a large pan and left to soak from 1 hour to overnight. The rice is drained and simmered with 4 to 8 parts water for 30 minutes. It is then covered and left for 15-20 minuets. The rice is then salted and boiled for another 15-20 minutes or until cooked. It is finally drained and left covered for a further 10-15 minutes before serving