Red rice can encompass a range of red grains which are named after their distinctive red husk. Probably the most famous type of red rice is Red Camargue which is grown in the wetlands in Southern France.
Red rice contains high levels of antioxidants which reportedly help the body fight disease such as cancer. It is also high in fibre because the rice outer bran layer is still in tact, like with brown rice, making it an ideal choice for those that want to eat foods that are a little healthier.
Red rice has a slightly chewy, nutty texture and the grains cling together slightly when cooked. It is delicious to eat on its own, as a salad base or if you want to create a show-stopping red risotto dish.
- nutty, firm texture
rich in antioxidants
great in salads