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.
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5 5

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

5 5

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

4 5

Well I tried it in my clay pot for the first time after seeing this recipe and did not add any oil. The red rice was fluffy and separated in other words was cooked perfectly. I got mine from and the pots got a great job cooking. I also tried cooking brown rice in my clay pot and results were the same. Most importantly it holds all the nutrients in the food and I don't have to worry about metals or chemicals getting into my food.