Raw Rice | Pongal is prepared by drying Raw Paddy to 11% Moisture or even less. Then it is milled to get Brown rice which is further polished to get White Raw Rice. Theoretically, raw rice has more nutritional value than boiled rice. Raw rice better than boiled rice. Boiled rice has more indigestible starch which is a good prebiotic , a tremendous benefit to the gut and your immunity. This makes boiled rice a far healthier option not only compared to raw rice but other grains as well. This benefit is best utilized by boiled rice used as fermented rice.