Bhutan Red Rice by Dreams of Bhutan, Organic red rice, 500gms
- Technical Details
Bhutanese Red Rice is not just a side dish. A staple of Bhutanese cuisine for centuries, it has an earthy, nutty taste that is both prominent and versatile; it can be enjoyed all on its own, or enhanced by herbs and spices in a wide variety of recipes. It is full-flavored, with a crunchy, firm texture that softens nicely when cooked.
Why is Bhutanese Red Rice good for my health?
Bhutanese Red Rice is a whole grain. Recent medical research has indicated that the regular consumption of whole grains helps maintain a healthy weight, improves cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers.
White rice -- the most commonly eaten type of rice -- undergoes a refining process that removes the most nutritious parts of the grain. But Bhutanese Red Rice is harvested to retain both the bran
(fiber-rich outer shell of the grain) and the germ (vitamin-rich inner seed of the grain). This results not only in healthier food but a tastier one too!
Irrigated by the glacial waters of the Himalayas, Bhutanese red rice is naturally enriched with important minerals like potassium, magnesium and iron. An excellent source of dietary fiber, it supports healthy digestion and lowers the risk of heart disease. Bhutanese Red Rice also has a low Glycemic Load (GL), which means that the carbohydrates break down gradually and slowly in the body, maintaining stable blood sugar and insulin levels. This results in a prolonged sense of fullness and sustained energy.
Filled with nutrients, Bhutanese Red Rice is a healthy, whole-grain addition to any meal. It also provides an excellent culinary option for those seeking wheat or gluten-free alternatives.
How to cook Bhutan Red rice?
- Rinse red rice in water.
- Heat oil in a pot, add rice and stir for 2 minutes.
- Add water, 1 inch above the rice level and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat and cover pot. Cook for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
- Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes and stir well before serving.
If you are using a rice cooker- simply rinse red rice and add 1 inch of water above the level of the rice.
- Dimensions (LxWxH): 10cmx25cmx8cm
- Weight: 500 gms
- Included: Red rice from Bhutan