The Riso Rosso is a red wholemeal rice, reddish in colour with the aroma of hazelnuts.
The red rice gets its rich colour from an antioxidant called anthocyanins, which are also found in deep purple or reddish fruits and vegetables. The compound is believed to have properties that can reduce inflammation, allergy, prevent risks of cancer and help in weight management. The manganese present in red rice helps in strengthening metabolism, while magnesium helps in migraine, lowers blood pressure as well as risks of heart attacks.
Especially loved by gourmets for its aroma and the crispiness of its beans, it can be eaten as a side dish or to give depth and personality to rice salads.