How To Cook Red Rice And 5 Recipes To Get Started


red rice recipes to help you cook tasty meals using this variant of rice.

How to cook red rice?

Cook red rice in the right way using a simple 2-step method!

Washing and soaking

Begin by thoroughly washing 1 cup of red rice under running water until the water runs clear. This helps remove any impurities. Soak the rice in water for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.


In a pot, add the soaked rice along with 3 cups of water. Let the water come to the point of boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and the water is absorbed. Let it stand for about 5 minutes, then fluff it with a fork.

5 simple recipes using red rice

1. Red rice pulao

Ingredients: Red rice, onions, tomatoes, green peas, carrots, beans, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste, cumin seeds, and spices (turmeric, red chilli powder, garam masala).

• Begin by sautéing onions, followed by ginger-garlic paste and spices in some oil.
• Add chopped veggies and sauté until slightly tender.
• Mix in the soaked red rice, add water, and cook until done.

2. Red rice khichdi

Ingredients: Red rice, yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), turmeric, cumin seeds, asafoetida, and ghee.

• In a pot, heat ghee and temper with cumin seeds and asafoetida.
• Add the washed rice and dal mixture.
• Add water, turmeric, and salt. Cook until soft and mushy.

3. Red rice salad

Ingredients: Cooked red rice, cucumber, carrot, tomato, lemon juice, fresh coriander, roasted peanuts, mustard seeds, and olive oil.

• Toss cooked red rice with chopped veggies. 4
• Season with salt and lemon juice. In a small pan, temper mustard seeds in olive oil and pour over the salad.
• Garnish using roasted peanuts and fresh coriander.

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4. Red rice biryani

Ingredients: Red rice, mixed vegetables (potato, peas, carrot, cauliflower), onions, tomatoes, yoghurt, biryani masala, ginger-garlic paste, and fresh mint & coriander leaves.

• Prepare a masala base with onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, and yoghurt.
• Add the vegetables and partially cooked red rice.
• Layer with herbs and biryani masala. Cover and cook until done.

5. Red rice poha (Flattened Rice)

Ingredients: Red rice flakes, onions, green chillies, mustard seeds, curry leaves, turmeric, and peanuts.

• Rinse the red rice flakes in water and drain.
• Heat the oil and then add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and onions.
• Once onions are translucent, add peanuts, turmeric, and soaked poha.
• Cook until heated through.

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