Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 40 mins

I found these basic instructions for cooking Bhutanese red rice at Goes very well with Zesty Corn and Beans.


  1. Rinse red rice in water.
  2. Heat oil in a pot, add rice and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Add water and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower heat and cover pot. Cook for 45 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  5. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

It was my first time cooking red rice and it was great. The texture was perfect. Thanks Alex :) Made for All you can cook buffet

Boomette February 26, 2012

The rice turned out perfectly cooked. This was the first time I prepared red rice alone and not in combination with other grains. It gave me the opportunity to appreciate its flavor and color. PS I used grapeseed oil and let the rice rest a full fifteen minutes. Thank you for posting the recipe. cg

COOKGIRl February 07, 2010

Just made this red rice today. Perfect, even with my partner lifting the lid by accident, I just let it sit and complete cooking and let it rest 10 min. FLUFFY AND DELICIOUS RICE!

Mindy S. October 31, 2015