The name Red rice was given due to the presence of anthocyanin content in the grain, which makes the colour of the rice to look red in colour. It is also called as Cargo rice. It has a distinct nutty taste.
It has high nutrient value compared to other rice types. It is usually advised by fitness trainers to take enough red rice to control high blood sugars and for the patients with heart issues.
There are numerous health benefits of this rice. It has monacolin K (An active component) in it, which helps to lower the bad cholesterol level. It is highly rich in fibre. Consuming this type of rice cures constipation and prevents bowel movements.
Did you know?
Red rice releases a reddish tint in the soaking water and may appear a pale pink when cooked-this is natural. It tastes perfect with curd & coconut milk based curries.