Fermented Rice | Porridge Rice | Ganji Annam

Fermented Rice, also known as Porridge Rice or Ganji Annam, is a traditional dish from South India. It is made by fermenting cooked rice with water and a small amount of dal or urad dal. Fermented Rice is usually eaten as a breakfast dish and it’s a good source of probiotics.

Here is a recipe for Fermented Rice:


  • 2 cups of cooked rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp of urad dal or dal of your choice


  1. Cook the rice and let it cool down.
  2. In a separate pan, cook the dal until it is soft.
  3. Mix the cooked rice and dal together and add 2 cups of water to it. Mix well.
  4. Cover the mixture with a clean cloth and let it ferment for about 8-12 hours or until it reaches a porridge-like consistency.
  5. Once fermented, you can serve it with any chutney or curry or you can eat it as it is.

Tips for making the perfect Fermented Rice:

  • The fermentation time may vary depending on the temperature and humidity of your location, so keep an eye on it and adjust the fermentation time accordingly.
  • You can also add some grated ginger, green chilies, or curry leaves for added flavor.
  • You can also add some chopped vegetables like carrots, beetroot, or cucumber to make it more nutritious.
  • It is important to use a clean and dry utensils and containers to ferment the rice.

Please note that it is important to be cautious while consuming fermented food if you have a history of a weak immune system, pregnant or breastfeeding women should avoid it.






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