Bhutanese Red Rice - 500 g
Heirloom red rice from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is organically grown and family farmed! Grown in the foothills of the Himalayas, nearly 9,000 feet above sea level, 'Dreams of Bhutan’ Bhutanese Red Rice is abundant with nutritional, culinary and environmental benefits. It is a whole grain and medical research has indicated that the regular consumption of whole grains helps maintain healthy weight, improves cholesterol levels, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers. Unlike white rice, which undergoes a refining process that removes the most nutritious parts of the grain, Bhutanese Red Rice is harvested to retain both the bran (fibre-rich outer shell of the grain) and the germ (vitamin-rich inner seed of the grain). This results, not only, in a healthier food, but a tastier one too!
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Planted, harvested and packaged by hand, Bhutanese Red Rice is also pesticide and herbicide-free. Family practices are in accordance with the government of Bhutan's conscientious environmental protection measures, designed to ensure the sustainability of the country's majestic landscape and support the people, plants and wildlife that reside there. Bhutanese Red Rice is a whole grain, which means it has not been processed, and retains its three original components: Bran - The outer layer of the grain. This rich in fibre and vitamin B, and gives the rice its ruddy pigment. Endosperm - The large central portion of the grain. The endosperm contains energyproducing carbohydrates. Germ - The nutrient-rich embryo. Bhutanese Red Rice is particularly high in manganese, a mineral that aids in the digestion of fats and the prevention of cell-damaging free radicals.
Why choose Bhutanese Red Rice over other types of rice?
Bhutanese Red Rice is not just a side dish. A staple of Bhutanese cuisine for centuries, it has an earthy, nutty taste that is both prominent and versatile; it can be enjoyed all on its own, or enhanced by herbs and spices in a wide variety of recipes. It is full flavoured, with a crunchy, firm texture that softens nicely when cooked. Its dramatic red colour adds a visual elegance to any salad, stew or stir-fry. Thanks to a bran layer that is naturally thinner than other whole grains, Bhutanese red rice also cooks faster than many types of brown rice (in just 20 minutes).
Why is Bhutanese Red Rice good for my health?
Low Glycemic Load:
Irrigated by the glacial waters of the Himalayas, Bhutanese red rice is naturally enriched with important minerals like potassium, magnesium and iron. An excellent source of dietary fibre, it supports healthy digestion and lowers the risk of heart disease. Bhutanese Red Rice also has a low Glycemic Load (GL), which means that the carbohydrates break down gradually and slowly in the body, maintaining stable blood sugar and insulin levels. This results in a prolonged sense of fullness and sustained energy.
Filled with nutrients, Bhutanese Red Rice is a healthy, whole-grain addition to any meal. It also provides an excellent culinary option for those seeking wheat or gluten-free alternatives.
Quantity: 500 g