Little millet is tiny,white,round rice grains. They can be cooked like rice,hence they form a great substitute during fasting. It is a seed and not a grain. It is high on calcium,potassium,phosphorus and amino acids except lysine. It provides the nourishment and energy that rice does. Samak rice can be used to make Kheer,Khichdi,Idli,Upma,Dosa & Dhokla. In classical India fast it is prohibited to eat rice and hence it becomes the healthy replacement of rice. It is also called as Samo rice,Samak rice,Mordhan,Vrat ka Chawal,Vari Cha Tandul,Bhagar or Kodri,Jungle rice. It is high in digestible fiber. It is similar to rice in taste and texture. It has a rich source of minerals and vitamins,providing essential ingredients.