This is a thin and soft, medium grain rice variety, consumed popularly by South Indians. It is easily digestible with high fiber content and when cooked, it swells, softens, expands lengthwise resulting in long, thin grains and separates. Thanjavoor Ponni Rice is highly nutritious with low fat and salt content. It is mainly used in cooking breakfast dishes as well as plain rice. Ponni rice is mainly cultivated in the River Cauvery basin in Thanjavoor district of Tamilnadu, which is often called as Rice bowl of Tamilnadu.