Health Benefits of Organic Red Rice And A Simple Recipe

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Are you looking for another healthy alternative to brown rice? If yes, then consider eating red rice. Switching from brown rice to red rice or interchangeably doing the two varieties will positively impact your health more as red rice has about ten times more antioxidant properties than brown rice. Though red rice takes more time to cook, you’ll love it when you’re done as it’s more chewy than brown rice.

Red rice contains anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant which gives the rich red color to red rice. Anthocyanins in red rice have been shown to counter inflammation, prevent allergy, cancer, and has proven very beneficial to asthma sufferers.

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Eating red rice also aids in weight-loss because of the high content of fiber and 0% fat. The fiber in red rice helps you feel fuller for a long time after meals therefore prevents unnecessary cravings which leads to over indulgence in foods and sugary drinks. Though certain kinds of healthy fats are really beneficial for the maintenance of good health, overindulgence in them spells disaster for your health. So, eating red rice which is fat-free with healthy fats in moderation helps you to control the amount of fat you ingest into your body.

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Eating foods rich in fiber like red rice helps to reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, reduces increased LDL cholesterol, and helps in the treatment of constipation. In fact, the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse recommends consuming foods with more fiber, drinking plenty water, and engaging in regular physical exercises for the treatment of constipation.

Red rice is highly dense with beneficial macro and micro nutrients. You‘ll get all the nutritional benefits of whole rice since red rice is eaten unhulled or partially hulled. This implies that the germ and the bran which contain most of the macro and micro nutrients are still intact.

You need about 1/3 cup of raw red rice cooked to have 1-cup serving of this delicious nutty-flavored wholegrain. One cup of cooked red rice contains 200 calories, 45g of total carb, 5g of protein, and 4g of fiber. You’ll get about 5% of iron, 20% of phosphorous, 2% of calcium, and 80% of manganese for your daily recommended values of those mentioned nutrients by consuming just one cup of cooked red rice. Manganese helps your body in the metabolism of fats and protein. Red rice also contains small amounts of potassium, zinc, and about 20% of molybdenum. Red rice is also rich in magnesium which is very beneficial to bone health, prevents arthritis, reduces high blood pressure, prevents heart attacks, and osteoporosis.

Red Rice Recipe

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Ingredients:

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 medium-sized red onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 pound diced venison

1 cup raw whole red rice

2 cups venison broth, coconut milk or water

1/2 teaspoon dried curry powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 bouillon cube

Directions:

Wash the raw red rice with luke-warm water 3 or 4 times, draining the dirty water in each occasion. Boil the washed red rice in 1 cup of venison broth/coconut milk/water for 10 minutes and bring the pot down from heat. Allow the rice to soak in the hot liquid for 10 minutes.

In a medium saucepan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the diced venison, salt, onion, garlic, bouillon cube, and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, cayenne pepper, and curry. Add the partially boiled red rice, pour in the remaining venison broth or coconut milk, add the oregano, and chopped green pepper. Stir generously and cook over medium heat until all liquid is completely absorbed.

2 Comments

  1. where can one source this red rice? I don’ think I have seen it before. Thanks for the share .

    1. Thank you dear for commenting. I’ll get you informed when it’s available

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