Have you ever tasted a steamed rice? If not then you can try a special kind of a rice called Pumaloi which is available in Meghalaya. Peep into the cuisine of Meghalaya for you will come to learn a completely different style of rice cooking there. The Khasi people are habituated in the consumption of beat rice items which are often colorful like red or yellow and even dust or powered rice is also very famous among them. A typical Khasi meal would consider one of these special rice items as an integral item. Meghalayan rice Pumaloi is a special powdered rice and is a very favorite dish of the Khasi people. The Pumaloi rice when teamed with other spicy food items makes a delicious lunch or dinner. The Pumaloi rice is basically a steamed rice. This rice comes in a powdered from. Thus it is necessary to take special care of the rice while cooking the food. Khiew ranei is a specially made pot that is used to cook this special rice. Neither extremely low nor extremely high heat is suitable for cooking this rice. So the heat should be in control. Even the use of water should be taken care of as excessive water will reduce the taste of the rice. Pumaloi rice of Meghalaya is used during public celebrations and other occasions. The powered rice Pumaloi is undoubtedly a very special kind of rice of Meghalaya.