A healthy and nutritional snack that can be given to kids when they back home from school is brown rice laddu or kerala rice laddu. My mother and grandmother are experts in making these laddus. I just love them. Unlike sugar based sweets I love all jaggery based laddus and desserts. Though brown rice and white rice have similar amounts of calories and carbohydrates, the difference between the two forms of rice lie in processing and nutritional content. In Udupi-Mangalore region the main crop is paddy, even today many families consume only brown rice for their living. This brown rice laddu requires only few ingredients and can be made with minimum amount of time.