Bhutanese Red Rice

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    5 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid

Published 1998

  • About

Bhutan is an independent kingdom in the Himalaya, just west of the Indian region of Assam. Locally grown red rice is the staple grain of most people in Bhutan. It grows in many parts of the country, except in the high-altitude valleys, where only buckwheat and barley can survive. Recently this interesting and very attractive red rice has become available in North America.

Bhutanese red is a medium-grain japonica-type rice that has been semi-milled. The red of the outer layers is sti