Laila Palakkadan Matta Rice (also known as Kerala Red Rice, or Red Parboiled Rice) is an indigenous variety of rice grown in Palakkad District of Kerala. It can be used for Idlis and Appams or eaten on its own. With a robust earthy flavour, it makes a terrific accompaniment to meat dishes and is an integral part of a traditional Kerala Sadya or vegetarian festive meal. With high fibre content and a low glycaemic index (compared to polished white rice), Palakkadan Matta is one of the healthiest Indian rice varieties. It has an incredible nutty taste, unique aroma and colour.