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Red rice, all the information

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Red rice: from cooking to the best recipes. All the details on fermented red rice, brown or classic red rice.

Red rice

It is an oriental rice variety that owes its color to the high content ofanthocyanins. It has a fine grain with a more or less elongated shape, depending on the variety selected.

It is generally found commercially in formwhole wheator only partially refined. There are several varieties of this rice, all popular for their interesting nutritional properties and for use in the kitchen.

Among the different types of red rice we mention Camargue red rice (grown in the CAmargue region, in the south of France), Bhutanese red rice (grown in the kingdom of Bhutan, in the eastern Himalayas), fermented red rice (preparation of origin Oriental). Even here in Italy (in the Po Valley) there is no shortage of red rice crops with local varieties. The best red rice? I recommend the choice of wild red rice, a more rustic and ancient variety.

Ermes rice

Among the best known products on the market I remember theErmes red rice, born from a botanical cross between Venere rice (Italian rice variety with black pericarp) and Inca rice (white rice), thus the Ermes red rice. The Ermes red rice it is a brown rice.

Red rice and fermented red rice

Why is red rice so popular?
Primarily because thefermented red riceit has always been used as a supplement and as a well-being adjuvant, and also for the high content of anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are natural pigments (responsible for the red and blue colors of fruits, vegetables and greens) that have a powerful antioxidant, anti-aging action and are useful in preventing degenerative diseases and protecting the cardio-vascular system.

Whole red rice

As stated, thered ricethat we find on the market iswhole wheat, only a few producers offer semi-wholemeal red rice. When fully refined, thericeit would lose its typical red color.

Red rice, cooking

Brown red rice takes about 30 minutes to cook. Semi-wholemeal red rice takes about 20 minutes to cook.

For the times ofcookingalways read the directions on the package. Some varieties with thicker pericarp have longer cooking times, up to 35 - 40 minutes.

Fermented red rice

Fermented red rice, more than as a food, is used as a food supplement or natural remedy to lower cholesterol. The bioactive substance useful for lowering cholesterol is calledmonacolin K..

It is important to emphasize that, while thered riceused in cooking recipes is a variety of rice that has a red "skin", fermented red rice is the classic white rice fermented with yeasts (Monascus purpureus) that change its color. On this page we will talk about thebrown red rice, of hercookingand recipes.

If you want information on fermented red rice (Oryza sativa rice, fermented with Monascus purpureus yeast strains), as properties, benefits, where to find it and effects on cholesterol ... you can consult the page: fermented red rice.

Red rice, recipes

This rice can be used like white rice, you can use it in this turmeric risotto recipe. For the recipe for the salad with red rice and shrimp, I refer you to the pagecereal salad.

Red rice, where to find it

You can buy it in the most well-stocked supermarkets or using the Amazon purchase. TOthis Amazon pageI would like to point out an excellent wild red rice (wholemeal) with cooking times of 30 minutes. Two packs of 500 grams of red brown rice, of the wild type, can be bought at a price of 6.82 euros.

This is personal advice, so feel free to choose the type of rice you prefer!


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