How does one cook Bhutanese red rice? I bought some during a foray into the bulk bins (a favorite past-time) but now need to cook the stuff.

And I do mean "now," as in, "for dinner tonight." Thanks so much, PicklePals! ;o)

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff April 14, 2011

I just cook it like any other rice. It's just a little nuttier or richer than a more typical white or brown variety. I also use if for mixing blends.

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin April 14, 2011

yes, I agree with Greenstuff. I cooked it in my rice cooker, as I do my brown rice. It came out great. Definitely a little more al dente than other rice varieties, but I love it. I bet it makes great fried rice, if you have leftovers.

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boulangere
boulangere April 14, 2011

Oooh, good idea for fried rice, Mrs. L.

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pierino
pierino April 14, 2011

I've used it in jambalaya in place of white rice. Color and texture.

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healthierkitchen
healthierkitchen April 14, 2011

Package says 1.5 cups water to 1 cup rice - usual method for rice: bring to a boil, cover and reduce to simmer. Package says 20 minutes, and then let it stand a bit.

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healthierkitchen April 14, 2011

Also, I found it to have a slightly sweet profile when I tried it the first time, so I ended up making a dessert with it.

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