Maappillai Samba Rice is a traditional, nutrient rich red colored and native rice of Tamil Nadu. Maappillai Samba Rice is rich in Vitamin B1, B6, Magnesium, Iron, zinc etc. Which plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy nervous system. Fiber rich and has low glycemic index. In ancient days, certain sports like lifting the rock were conducted for the bridegroom to test their bravery, physical and mental strength. To improve the strength of the bridegroom, the maappillai samba rice is cooked and served. So, this variety of rice is named as Maappillai Samba Rice or Bridegroom Rice.
Maappillai Samba Rice is easy to cook, similar to cooking other rice varieties. It can also be used to make Idly/Dosa batter.
Tamil: மாப்பிள்ளை சம்பா அரிசி