Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Red Rice and Its Health Benefits

Red rice, also known as weedy rice, a low-yielding rice variety that persists as a weed in fields of better-quality rice. Red yeast rice is the product of yeast ( Monascus purpureus ) grown on rice, and is served as a dietary staple in some Asian countries. Taken to invigorate the body, aid in digestion, to remove "blood blockages" and it is commonly used for lowering cholesterol.-source-

8 comments:

MAC said...

I've never heard of red rice. Is the taste different? Does it cook the same? Can it be used in any recipe calling for rice?
Martha

Enchie said...

Hi Martha. Yup it is the same but its more rich with fiber. And it cooks exactly the same. Perfect for our friends on diet.

But I don't know if it fits other rice recipes.

Umma said...

Yes, Im eating this kind of rice actually. It is rich in fiber and less sugar.

This is good when you are on diet bec less cal but rich in fiber.

nath said...

Yes I know that, red rice have more benefit than white rice, It's good for your diet..
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Anonymous said...

So why is red rice not that popular in the United States.
If it is better in nutritional value, then why do majority of consumers not prefer red rice as their staple food.

Is red rice harder to chew? Harder to mill? or nothing compared to the taste of rice?

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Anonymous said...

try red rice with curry (either red or green curry). the nutty flavor from red rice compliments very well with curry. I have been a convert to red rice for sometime.