Varai, or Samo Rice is a kind of millet usually preferred during fasting. Compared to rice grains, it is smaller and round. It is gluten free, has less calories, is rich in fibre and has less sugar content compared to regular rice grains.
It gives a feeling of full tummy, and being rich in minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins, provides energy. It is a very healthy option for diet conscious, gluten intolerant, diabetics and those trying to lose weight.