How to Cook Red Rice
2:1 water ratio (2 cups of water to every 1 cup of rice). Cook for 40 to 45 minutes.
If softer rice is desired increase the amount of water.
Note: For best results, soak rice in water for 1 hour before cooking.
It has antioxidants, anthocyanins, which help in fighting free radicals that cause damage to the body. These antioxidants also have properties that can help reduce inflammation, prevent cancer risk, and help in weight management.
This rice variety is safe for diabetics and heart patients recommended even because it is fat-free and has a low glycemic index. As it is considered a whole grain, it can help clear up arteries from plaques, therefore preventing risks of cardiovascular diseases, regulating blood sugar, and lowering high cholesterol levels.
Its fiber content makes it easier for digestion. It helps as well slow down the conversion of carbohydrates into blood sugar.
It also has Iron to help meet your daily need for this mineral. Around 1/4 cup serving can provide 5% of the daily iron need.
|Average Nutritional Values (serving size 1 serving)||172 g|
|Total Fat||1 g||2%|
|Saturated Fat||0.9 g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrates||2.5 g||<1%|
|Dietary Fiber||0.02 g||<1%|
|Sugar||1 g|| |
|Protein||0.9 g|| |
*Percent values are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Keeps well in a sealed container; in a cool, dry, and dark location.