- Red Rice - Kerala Matta rice, also known as Rosematta rice, Palakkadan Matta rice, Kerala Red rice and Red parboiled rice, is a variety grown in Palakkad district of Kerala. Known for its coarseness and health benefits, this variety is very popular in Kerala, coastal Karnataka and Sri Lanka., Benefits - Red rice has 10 times more antioxidants than brown rice. Red rice is also very rich in essential nutrients, iron, vitamin, phosphorus and fiber., How To Cook Red Rice:Red Rice takes significantly longer cooking time than white rice. To cook one cup of red rice, two-and-a-half cups of water is needed and it takes about 40 minutes for it to cook completely., Red Rice Recipes:Other than being an alternative to brown rice in our daily diet, red rice can be used in kheer and salad. It can be used on regular basis for idli, appam and dosa. The very earthy flavour of red matta rice also goes very well with lamb, beef or goat meats.