Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Puffed rice

English Name : Puffed rice
Common Indian Name (Hindi) : Murmure / Muri

  • Murmura or Puffed rice is a type of puffed grain made from rice.
  • Commercially prepared puffed rice is produced with a process that places the rice grains under high temperatures and extreme pressure in the presence of steam. When the pressure is quickly reduced, the grains expand to a volume that is several times larger than their original size.
  • Puffed rice is most often used for ready-to-eat cereals and commercially prepared rice cakes. It is also a popular street food in some parts of the world.
  • A traditional puffed rice called muri or murmure. It is a staple food in many parts of India and Bangladesh. It is an ingredient of bhel puri, a popular Indian Chat item.

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